U.S. Health-Care Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

6 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2010

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Scott E. Harrington

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School

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Abstract

This short article provides an overview of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010, with an emphasis on provisions related to the expansion of health insurance. It highlights key provisions concerning coverage expansion, insurance market reforms, and the projected costs and financing of the legislation.

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Harrington, Scott E., U.S. Health-Care Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Journal of Risk and Insurance, Vol. 77, Issue 3, pp. 703-708, September 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1653052 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1539-6975.2010.01371.x

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