How Affordable is the Affordable Care Act?

Premiere DateJun 6, 2016
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:03 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Dr. Ben Sommers
04:10 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Affordable Care Act
09:30 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Policy complexities and politics
13:41 The Daily Beat Outro
14:37 The Only Thing Claptone
17:21 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: 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.

Today on the Daily Beat, Monday June 6, 2016: The survey, which involved more than half a million U.S. adults, found that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 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, said lead researcher Dr. Benjamin Sommers. 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.

HOST Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…

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