THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: AN ANALYSIS OF HEALTHCARE ACCESS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Title:
THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: AN ANALYSIS OF HEALTHCARE ACCESS IN THE UNITED STATES
Author:
HARRIS, BERKLEY HOPE
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This paper examines the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by assessing if access to health care has improved through its implementation. The paper first explores the history of attempted healthcare reform and how it set up the ACA to pass Congress in 2010. It continues with an overview of the act to provide context for analysis of access-focused components of the legislation. Data is analyzed to conclude if access to health care has been increased by the ACA by looking at uninsured rates across different populations and participation of states in expansions of public programs like Medicaid. The paper concludes that access to health care in the United States has been improved through reforms in the Affordable Care Act.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Public Management and Policy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Adams, Pamela

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleTHE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: AN ANALYSIS OF HEALTHCARE ACCESS IN THE UNITED STATESen_US
dc.creatorHARRIS, BERKLEY HOPEen
dc.contributor.authorHARRIS, BERKLEY HOPEen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by assessing if access to health care has improved through its implementation. The paper first explores the history of attempted healthcare reform and how it set up the ACA to pass Congress in 2010. It continues with an overview of the act to provide context for analysis of access-focused components of the legislation. Data is analyzed to conclude if access to health care has been increased by the ACA by looking at uninsured rates across different populations and participation of states in expansions of public programs like Medicaid. The paper concludes that access to health care in the United States has been improved through reforms in the Affordable Care Act.en
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePublic Management and Policyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorAdams, Pamelaen
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