Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Medicare Spending and Beneficiaries

Repealing the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Medicare Spending and Beneficiaries
September 10, 2012
Source: The Kaiser Family Foundation

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) contains many changes to the Medicare program, including both savings and benefit improvements. Some policymakers, including the Republican presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney, have proposed repealing the ACA. This data note describes key Medicare provisions in the ACA and explores the implications of repealing the law for Medicare program spending and beneficiaries’ out-of-pocket costs.





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