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We speak with Dr. Benjamin D. Sommers, a health economist with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician who has conducted research on the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act.
Often called Obamacare, has reversed what had been a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to many Americans
Sommers is a health economist with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a primary care physician with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Population-level surveys from the federal government and private foundations show that the ability for Americans to get care they need and pay their medical bills has improved significantly.
A survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has reversed a downward spiral in which health care was becoming more costly and less available to Americans.

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