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A look at healthcare coverage, trends before and after ACA implementation

Americans’ access to healthcare coverage and overall health improved after the Affordable Care Act’s first round of open enrollment in October 2013, according to a study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers analyzed the 2012-2015 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index to study the differences in how many individuals reported they were uninsured, lacked a personal physician, lacked easy access to medicine and were unable to afford needed care, as well as differences in their overall health status.