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June 26, 2013

New Evidence Supports, Challenges, and Informs the Ambitions of Health Reform

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Children's Health Services Research, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis (Dr Carroll); VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Frakt); and Leonard Davis Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Dr Frakt).

JAMA. 2013;309(24):2600-2601. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7685

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) contend that the law is a long overdue and an appropriate effort to improve the health and financial security of Americans. Opponents contend that the law is poorly focused and adds regulations and cost in ways that will not do much good. The results of 2 studies1,2 in this issue of JAMA shed light on this debate.

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