Budget buster: Repeal would unleash savage cuts in programs

Davenport, Karen
February 2011
Modern Healthcare;2/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p28
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The author comments on the health reform law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), in the U.S. She says that the Act would expand health insurance coverage through premium subsidies that moderate-income families can use to purchase health insurance in the new Health Insurance Exchange, as well as expand eligibility for Medicaid coverage. She also notes the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate that ACA coverage provisions would cost 794 billion dollars through 2019.


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