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Study: Romney’s Healthcare Reform Law Did Not Increase Hospital Use, Costs
Becker's Hospital Review

Massachusetts’ 2006 healthcare reform law, signed by former Gov. Mitt Romney and often considered the model for President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, did not cause increases in hospital use or costs, according to a report from U.S. News & World Report. The findings are based on a new study led by Amresh Hanchate, PhD, an economist with the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and presented at an American Heart Association conference.