Affordable Care Act.

Sofija Rak, Janis Coffin

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Abstract

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), although a subject of much debate in the Unites States, was enacted on March 23, 2010, and upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. This act advocates that "healthcare is a right, not a privilege." The main goals of PPACA are to minimize the number of uninsured Americans and make healthcare available to everyone at an affordable price. The Congressional Budget Office has determined that 94% of Americans will have healthcare coverage while staying under the $900 billion limit that President Barack Obama established by bending the healthcare cost curve and reducing the deficit over the next 10 years.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-319
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume28
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Health Policy

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    Rak, S., & Coffin, J. (2013). Affordable Care Act. Unknown Journal, 28(5), 317-319.