The ACA and America's Cities: Fewer Uninsured and More Federal Dollars

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This report estimated the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on 14 large and diverse cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus, Charlotte, Detroit, Memphis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Miami. For each city, the researchers estimated changes in health coverage under the ACA, particularly the resulting decline in the uninsured. The report also includes an estimate of the additional federal spending on health care that would flow into these cities. For cities in states that have not expanded Medicaid eligibility, the report provides estimates both with and without expansion.

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Date: Jun 2014
Author: Urban Institute