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Health Care Reform
Nov 12, 2012

Health Policy in Medical Education: What Young Physicians Know About the Affordable Care ActComment on "Medical Students and the Affordable Care Act: Uninformed and Undecided"

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.

Arch Intern Med. 2012;172(20):1605-1606. doi:10.1001/2013.jamainternmed.403

In this issue of the Archives, Winkelman et al1 present the results of a survey of medical students in Minnesota that was designed to assess the students' knowledge of and willingness to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although limited geographically, the population of medical students surveyed is nationally representative, and the study benefits from a robust response rate (68%) compared with similar studies since the passing of legislation in 2010.

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