As the debate over the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act intensifies, research by
"One of the major goals of the ACA was increasing insurance coverage and it included a number of specific provisions designed to address this issue, including the creation of insurance exchanges and the expansion of Medicaid," Salling says. "The data clearly shows that the Act has been extremely successful in accomplishing this goal."
Salling also analyzed the impact of the ACA on the state of
"As lawmakers consider repealing the Act they need to ensure that what would replace it retains the obvious positive aspects of the legislation to insure that insurance coverage figures continue to move in the right direction," Salling adds.
For a full review of the data as well as geographic maps highlighting the areas with the most increases, visit https://www.csuohio.edu/urban/research/focus-on-facts.