A new study suggests the Affordable Care Act has led to millions of additional Americans being able to afford a visit to the doctor.

Because of the increase in coverage, fewer people are avoiding routine health care to save money, says a report by the Commonwealth Fund. The study is one of several to have reached the same conclusion.

In 2013, the last full year before the ACA went into effect, 16 percent of Americans reported avoiding care because of financial concerns. In 2015, only 13 said the same thing.

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