Implementing the Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) represents one of the most sweeping reforms of the U.S. health care system ever enacted.

RAND’s analysis of the ACA has examined the impact of the law’s key provisions, how the law has evolved during the course of implementation, and changes to the number of uninsured during the initial enrollment period.

  • Research Brief

    Feb 5, 2016

    Assessing Policy Options for Subsidies to Improve the ACA

    Of three alternatives examined for expanding health insurance and lowering premiums with no additional federal spending, extending the Affordable Care Act's subsidies to all consumers and placing a floor on subsidies had the greatest benefit.

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