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Key word in ACA is affordable

Dear Editor,
The key word in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Affordable. What we now know after 3 years of the ACA is that affordable mainly refers to the subsidized insurance premium for lower income people and what the new Medicaid recipients receive. Using the insurance policy for other than the free services like preventive care, it is many times unaffordable. 40% of adults with deductibles of 5% or more of income reported that they did not go to a doctor when sick, they did not get lab tests, they did not get follow up lab tests, and they ...


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