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Report on reform’s free-market roots is puzzling to some
Modern Healthcare

A new study from the left-leaning Urban Institute says the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act relies on market-based principles to achieve its goals, which opponents of the law say they find puzzling. Released Friday, the brief report from authors Randall Bovbjerg and Stan Dorn starts with the premise that although critics of the 2010 law refer to it as a government takeover of the U.S. healthcare system, it is actually based on pro-competitive reforms reminiscent of the Reagan era.