RAND-The Impact of the Coverage-Related Provisions of the ACA on Insurance Coverage and State Health Care Expenditures in MT

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will allow more individuals to recieve health insurance coverage. The coverage-expansion provisions in the ACA will impose costs to the states, but exact costs are still unknown. This brief describes RAND's preliminary analysis of the impact of the ACA on Montana. RAND's predictive model found that in Montana in 2016, the unisured rate will fall to 3 percent compared to 18 percent without the ACA. The report also suggests that Montana's health care spending will increase 3 percent during 2011-2020 period due to the health care law.

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Date: Apr 2011
Author: David Auerbach, et. al.