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The Affordable Care Act - Greenhaven Press Editors (Editor); Tamara Thompson
Call Number: KF3605.A328201 A2 2015
ISBN: 9780737771497
Publication Date: 2014-12-02
Table of Contents:
ObamaCare: The plan is to transition to "single-payer" socialized medicine / William F. Jasper -- The Affordable Care Act is not socialized medicine / Victor Pena -- The Affordable Care Act falls short of health care as a human right / Anja Rudiger -- Millions of poor are left uncovered by health law / Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff -- Obamacare: What if not enough young, healthy people enroll? / Linda Feldmann -- The Affordable Care Act will benefit rich and poor alike / Froma Harrop -- The Affordable Care Act will help contain health-care costs / Stephen Zuckerman and John Holahan -- Insurance racket / Andrew Stiles -- The Affordable Care Act will hurt the US economy / Sara Marie Brenner -- The Affordable Care Act should be repealed / The Heritage Foundation -- Most Americans oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act / Ronald Brownstein -- Calling the Affordable Care Act "Obamacare" undermines reform / Mugambi Jouet -- Misallocation of Obamacare showcases modern race bias / The Gazette -- Botched ACA rollout could taint President Obama's legacy / Cleveland Plain Dealer -- Despite a botched rollout, the health-care law is worth it / Alan S. Blinder.

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Reinventing American Health Care : how the Affordable Care Act will improve our terribly complex, blatantly unjust, outrageously expensive, grossly inefficient, error prone system - Ezekiel Emanuel
Call Number: RA413 .E45 2014
ISBN: 9781610393454
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
"With his unique insider's view, Emanuel explains why the Affordable Care Act took the shape it did, and in particular examines the political role of the American Medical Association. He then projects how the ACA will affect health care in the future, laying out the likely areas where further reform will be necessary."--Publisher information.

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America's Bitter Pill : money, politics, backroom deals, and the fight to fix our broken healthcare system - Steven Brill
Call Number: RA395.A3 B76 2015
ISBN: 9780812996951
Publication Date: 2015-01-05
"America's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's much-anticipated, sweeping narrative of how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing--and failing to change--the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry."

What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

The “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), also known as "Obamacare" is the name for the comprehensive health care reform law and its amendments. The law addresses health insurance coverage, health care costs, and preventive care. The law was enacted in two parts: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010 and was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010.

Affordable Care Act Resources

  • Get Covered Illinois
    Whether you are looking to enroll in quality health coverage for the first time or change your plan, now is the time to act. Get Covered Illinois has resources to help you access plans from the top insurance companies in the state to fit your needs and your budget
  • Enrollment
  • Warnings and Caution
  • Summary of the ACA
  • Health Insurance Marketplaces
  • PDF Act
  • From Coverage to Care
    From Coverage to Care is an initiative to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them, so they can live a long and healthy life. We have developed written resources, videos, and provided ways to connect with us.

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