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[Series] The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: opportunities for prevention and public health

05 Jul 2014

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was enacted by the US Congress in 2010, marks the greatest change in US health policy since the 1960s. The law is intended to address fundamental problems within the US health system, including the high and rising cost of care, inadequate access to health insurance and health services for many Americans, and low health-care efficiency and quality. By 2019, the law will bring health coverage—and the health benefits of insurance—to an estimated 25 million more Americans.

Date: 
5 July 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet