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United States health care reform: Progress to date and next steps

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With this article Barack Obama becomes the first US President to publish an academic paper. In this Special Communication Obama 1) reviews the factors influencing the decision to pursue health reform; 2) summarises evidence on the effects of the Affordable Care Act to date; 3) recommends actions that could improve the health care system; and 4) identifies general lessons for public policy based on experience with the Affordable Care Act. Findings illustrate how the Affordable Care Act has made significant progress toward solving long-standing US health care system challenges related to access, affordability and quality of care. [Abstract précis by PHCRIS]

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Barack Obama
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The Journal of the American Medical Association, Published online 11 July 2016
11 July 2016
This Journal article also featured in This Week in PHC Issue: 21 July 2016
last updated: Jul 21 2016

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