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Affordable Care Act will boost incomes of poorest people, study shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1236 (Published 30 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1236
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

People in the bottom fifth of the income distribution in the United States will see their incomes rise by almost 6% by 2016 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, and those in the bottom 10th will see a rise of more than 7%, said a new study.1

Although changing the income distribution in the US was not a stated objective of the law, the 2010 health reform legislation may do more to …

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