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The Affordable Care Act: Affording Two-Generation Approaches to Health

September 18, 2014  • Ascend at the Aspen Institute & Health, Medicine & Society Program

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This new report from the Aspen Institute and the National Academy for State Health Policy highlights the significant opportunity in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the accompanying Medicaid expansion to produce better health and economic stability for children and parents together. This is the first comprehensive look at the ACA through a two-generation lens, exploring both the possibilities and the gaps in the legislation and outlining its impacts across race, gender, and age. The report highlights the openings provided through the ACA and Medicaid expansion to connect a vital health delivery system and economic stability and security.