Signed into law by President Obama in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act fundamentally changes the U.S. health care system by requiring that nearly all Americans have health insurance by the year 2014. Open enrollment for the health insurance exchanges begins October 1, 2013 and coverage is set to begin January 1, 2014. Brookings experts examine how the law may increase quality, access and efficiency in the U.S. health care system over time.
Government Implementation of Large Scale Projects: Government Failure, Its Sources, and Implications for the ACA Website Launch
December 4, 2013, Clifford Winston
Looking at the Affordable Care Act's embattled website HealthCare.gov, Cliff Winston offers a broad assessment of the federal government's justification for taking on large-scale public projects by providing an overview of the economic effects of the government's management of a range of services.
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Henry J. Aaron
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Chair
S. Lawrence Kocot
Visiting Fellow, Economic Studies
Managing Director for Clinical Transformation and Delivery, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform
Fellow, Economic Studies
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