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dc.contributor.authorHo, Vivian
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-27T15:44:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-27T15:44:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Ho, Vivian. "Refinement of the Affordable Care Act." Annual Review of Medicine, 69, (2018) Annual Reviews: 19-28. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-med-052616-044854.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/102310
dc.description.abstract Regardless of what legislation the federal government adopts to address health insurance coverage for nonelderly Americans, private insurance will likely play a major role. This article begins by listing some of the major reasons critics dislike the Affordable Care Act (ACA), then discusses the validity of these concerns from an economics perspective. Criticisms of the ACA include the increased role of government in health care, the ACA's implicit income redistribution, and concern about high and rising insurance premiums. Suggestions for refining the ACA and its market-based insurance system are then offered, with the goals of lowering insurance premiums, improving coverage rates, and/or addressing the concerns of ACA critics. Americans favor the increase in insurance coverage that has occurred under the ACA. In order to sustain this level of coverage, steps to lower Marketplace premiums through a variety of strategies affecting potential enrollees, insurers, and healthcare providers are offered.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Annual Reviews
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher. The published article is copyrighted by Annual Reviews.
dc.title Refinement of the Affordable Care Act
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Annual Review of Medicine
dc.subject.keywordMedicaid
health economics
health insurance
healthcare reform
insurance marketplace
price transparency
dc.citation.volumeNumber 69
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-med-052616-044854
dc.identifier.pmid 28841383
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 19
dc.citation.lastpage 28


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