The Affordable Care Act is about public health — our health

January 30, 2017
by Leslie McClure, PhD, Professor & Chair of the Deapartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health
Philadelphia Inquirer

What does this mean for Pennsylvania? A non-partisan, non-profit organization, Trust for America’s Health, summarized some of the data from the PPHF on a state-by-state basis, to determine what the impact of repealing this part of the ACA would be. The results are astounding. In total over the next five years, the commonwealth could stand to lose more than $111 million in funding, the fifth largest loss in funding across the US. This is a lot of money, but what does it mean in terms of the public’s health?

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