Minorities in Tennessee will have less access to health care services and poorer health outcomes as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
By Jenny Ivy|May 24, 2012 at 09:20 AM
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Minorities in Tennessee will have less access to health care services and poorer health outcomes as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Institute study.
“What we’ve found through this study is that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will most likely have a favorable outcome on access to insurance coverage,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Steven Coulter, president of the institute. “However, it will not necessarily translate to actual access to medical care for several reasons.”
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