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Reform will make coverage affordable for almost all households, Commonwealth report says
Modern Healthcare

Estimates of medical bills under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act found most household budgets can afford premiums and other healthcare expenses after paying bills for food, child care, transportation and other necessities, a newly released report shows. About 8.5% to 9% of households living closest to the poverty line could not afford basic necessities and typical medical bills proposed by the 2010 health reform law, according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund.