PPACA: Loose at both ends

Saltzman, David A.
September 2013
Life Insurance Selling;Sep2013, Vol. 88 Issue 9, p90
The article focuses on problems in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) To attempt to constrain costs, some of the new plans will limit the choice of both physicians and hospitals. PPACA professed important constituencies with chronic conditions or those who need expensive medications.


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