The Affordable Care Act: More Health Care Services at Lower Cost?

Objectives of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) include health insurance coverage for more people and decreased costs across the health care system. The September 2019 issue of Page One Economics® examines health care costs since the ACA’s passage and the role of competition in health insurance markets.

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Education Level: 9-12 College Non-educators
Subjects: AP Economics Economics
Concepts: Insurance Market Structure Incentives Role of Government
Resource Types: Publication Lesson
Languages: English