Research finds ACA reduces racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare

From our friends at the Michigan Daily:

A new University of Michigan research study shows how the Affordable Care Act has reduced racial and ethnic disparities in health insurance coverage.

The ACA — signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 — aims to lower the percentage of uninsured Americans and make healthcare more affordable and of higher quality. The ACA is projected to undergo numerous provisions until 2020. Currently, it is estimated that 29 million Americans (9.2 percent of the population) are without health insurance.

The research team, comprised of scholars from the University and the University of Wisconsin at Madison,  analyzed data from the American Community Survey from 2008 to 2014 to examine the change in percentage of nonelderly adults who were uninsured, covered by Medicaid or covered by a private health insurance.

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