For anyone seeking to understand the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as ACA or ObamaCare), this book is an excellent choice. The first chapters provide background information, including a history of health policy in the United States and a description of the diverse incentives that lead to the complex payment system of today. The author then explains the rationale for the ACA and the contentious process by which it became law. In the final sections of the book, he explains how the law will be implemented over time and predicts the impact it will have on the cost, quality, and accessibility of our health care system. To illustrate his points, the author provides case studies that show the gaps of our current health care system and how the ACA will change the lives of people facing acute and chronic health problems. The author...

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