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Amitabh Chandra

Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, HBS
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Chandra, Amitabh. "The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act." Journal of the American Medical Association 316.5 (August 2016): 497-499.


The author reflects on the achievements as well as the possible future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislation. The author referred to the challenges faced by the legislation prior to implementation including that from the Supreme Court as well as the U.S. Congress with the slim majority Senate approval. The author applauded the innovative thrusts of ACA despite the shortcomings on truly making health care more affordable with mention of the accountable care organization (ACO) system.