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The Affordable Care Act: Three Years Post-Enactment

On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. Although the date for full implementation of most provisions of the law is January 1, 2014, the ACA has already led to progress toward expanded coverage of the uninsured; improved access and better care delivery models; broader access to community-based long-term care; and more integrated care and financing for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

The brief provides an overview of the ACA’s early impacts on private insurance and exchanges; Medicaid coverage; access to primary and preventive care; Medicare; and dually eligible beneficiaries.

icon_fact_sheetIssue Brief (.pdf)