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Access to Care

Background

In order to benefit from health care services, people need to be able to access them. Affordability and lack of insurance can be major barriers to accessing needed care in the United States. The Affordable Care Act has made major progress in reducing the number of people who are uninsured, but major challenges remain to providing access to care.

Where We Stand

The American College of Physicians has a long-standing goal of increasing access to care in the United States. We support the goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and advocated for its passage. We continue to advocate for improvements to the law and against attempts to weaken the coverage and protections that the ACA provides.

ADVOCACY WIN

Medicaid Eligibility Provided by the Affordable Care Act is Benefiting More People

A new report shows that the expansion of Medicaid eligibility provided by the Affordable Care Act is benefiting more people, in addition to the low-income Americans who now have health coverage. In states that have expanded their Medicaid programs access improved overall.


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