Quiz 1: General Coverage
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was intended to ensure that all American citizens had access to health care coverage. We were told in 2009 that 46 million people in the U.S. were uninsured. (NPR)
Answers to Quiz 1
- d: Even after the law is fully implemented, it will still leave 23 million people – almost half the total number of uninsured – without coverage. (Congressional Budget Office)
- d: Half of the 32 million uninsured who gain coverage under the new law will get their coverage by being added to the already-strapped Medicaid program. (Congressional Budget Office)
- d: Increasing numbers of doctors refuse to deal with new Medicaid patients because each patient visit is reimbursed less than what it costs the doctor’s office to see them. (New York Times)
- d: Many people will lose their health insurance because of the health law. The CBO estimates that between 8 to 9 million people who now enjoy employer-sponsored insurance under current law will not be offered employer-sponsored insurance under the new health law. (Congressional Budget Office)
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