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Adverse Reactions: Structure, Philosophy, and Outcomes of the Affordable Care Act

44 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2010 Last revised: 6 Jun 2011

Michael Lee

Yale University - Law School; Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine

Date Written: June 4, 2011

Abstract

On March 24th, 2010, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, declaring, “everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.” This Note provides a comprehensive examination of this complex legislation. Second, it reframes the bill by proposing that its miscellaneous-seeming provisions are designed to protect a single, central provision: the ban on health discrimination. Finally, it argues that underlying economic forces will likely cause PPACA to do more harm than good. While health reform may ultimately prove successful, America has good reason to be concerned.

Keywords: Health Reform, Health Law, Insurance Law, Health Economics, Health Policy

JEL Classification: I10, I18, I11, K23, L51,

Suggested Citation

Lee, Michael, Adverse Reactions: Structure, Philosophy, and Outcomes of the Affordable Care Act (June 4, 2011). Yale Law & Policy Review, Vol. 29, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1639953

Michael Lee (Contact Author)

Yale University - Law School ( email )

Washington University in St. Louis - School of Medicine ( email )

United States

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