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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part III: How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia

Jennifer Oliva 29th March 2017

Throughout the 2016 American election cycle, most Republicans, including President Donald J. Trump, ran on platform vowing to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known colloquially as “Obamacare.” In January 2017, the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress took initial steps toward repealing the health care act.  Pro-repeal legislators, however, have failed to reach consensus regarding […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part II: The Affordable Care Act’s First Seven Years

Elizabeth McCuskey 28th March 2017

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) turned seven last week, with a proposed legislative effort to gut many of its core protections looming.  Then, in a dramatic turn on Friday afternoon, the proponents of the repeal abandoned their effort for lack of majority support, leaving the ACA as the “law of […]

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Access, Affordability, and the American Health Reform Dilemma, Part I: Genesis of the Affordable Care Act

Elizabeth McCuskey 27th March 2017

The debate over the government’s role in health care is not a new one, nor is the existential crisis that surrounds it.  On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the culmination of years of both widespread public support for health reform and vigorous disagreement over what form reform should take.  […]

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