The Affordable Care Act: Keeping Our Eyes on the Ball

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<p>With a 24-hour news cycle that tends to highlight only the latest story, it’s easy to lose sight of the primary goal of the Affordable Care Act—to guarantee affordable insurance coverage for nearly all Americans. </p><p>In a <a href="/blog/2013/affordable-care-act-keeping-our-eyes-ball">new blog post,</a> Commonwealth Fund president David Blumenthal, M.D., and vice president Sara Collins, Ph.D., identify four questions whose answers will help us measure the Affordable Care Act’s success over the next year: </p>
<li>Are the marketplaces fully operational by December 15? </li>
<li>Are people enrolling in health plans? </li>
<li>Is the number of people who are uninsured falling? </li>
<li>Is the number of people who are underinsured falling? </li>
<p>Visit <a href="~/link.aspx?_id=0B67ACA7A5CB453CB876F3DB59E19448&_z=z">The Commonwealth Fund Blog</a> for more on these metrics and how the authors would define success. <br />
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