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Black man falling behind white men on graph Even in states that did not adopt Medicaid expansion, the ACA has had an effect on income and health spending.

A new study finds that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced income inequality by 10% in the U.S. in 2019 and warned that a possible Supreme Court ruling repeal of the law would have far-reaching impacts for the country.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Urban Institute, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, was released in the January edition of Health Affairs. The study noted that traditional measurements of poverty do not capture the impact of health care spending and health insurance coverage.

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