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Three-State Study Shows Less Churn in Health Coverage Post-ACA Than Predicted

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New research published in Health Affairs shows that rates at which low-income adults lost, gained, or switched health insurance in 2015 were lower than some predictions made prior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. For their Commonwealth Fund–supported study, Harvard’s Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., and colleagues surveyed low-income adults in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Texas to determine how frequent changes in coverage, or “churning,” affected their health care.

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