Historic Passage — Reform at Last.

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  • Author(s): Iglehart, John K.
  • Source:
    New England Journal of Medicine. 4/8/2010, Vol. 362 Issue 14, pe48-e48. 1p.
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    • Abstract:
      The author reflects on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which aims to expand insurance coverage for U.S. citizens. He explains that the law will provide subsidies to eligible people to make health insurance coverage more affordable and possibly ban the unpopular practices of private insurance carriers. In addition, the author shares that new fees on insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical suppliers as well as reductions in payments to health care providers would cover more than half of health care reform costs.