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The AHCA won’t change dental care – under MN legislation, the poor already struggle to get care

Earlier this month, House Republicans publicly released their Affordable Care Act (ACA) replacement: the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While the plan is currently just a proposal, it has many wondering how it could change the shape of our health care landscape. Sheila Riggs, D.D.S., M.S., D.M.Sc., associate professor in the School of Dentistry, explains how it could impact dental care.

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ACA repeal could greatly impact women’s health

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, there has been a steady drop in the probability that the Affordable Care Act will be repealed by the end of April. A recent Washington Post poll shows a 35 percent chance of that happening. However, this does not quell the fears raised by what a repeal could mean.

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Study finds minor changes in employer-sponsored health insurance offers after implementation of ACA

Overall offers of employer-sponsored health insurance didn’t change significantly following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage provisions in 2014. The study used the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) and found that most employers either continued to offer or continued to not offer coverage between 2013 and 2014.

The study, conducted by the School of Public Health, is published online as a web-first exclusive for the November issue of Health Affairs.

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