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How the Affordable Care Act Is Improving Health Care

How the Affordable Care Act Is Improving Health Care

In just the three years since its passage, the Affordable Care Act has already had many positive impacts on health care.

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This past Saturday marked the third anniversary of the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which includes sweeping reforms of our health care system. Although health care consumers will see some of the landmark law’s biggest changes beginning in 2014, many of the law’s reforms have already benefited millions of Americans.

There are many ways in which the Affordable Care Act is helping millions of Americans by ensuring they have access to high-quality affordable coverage, including:

  • Improving access to health care
  • Lowering health care costs and improving quality of care
  • Protecting consumers nationwide

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