33 minutes | Apr 16, 2021

Pediheart Podcast #160: Impact of Affordable Care Act On Insurance Coverage Disparities In ACHD Patients

This week we delve into the world of healthcare disparities and ACHD when we review a recent 'big data' study on levels of insurance coverage amongst ACHD patients and the impact of the affordable care act ("Obamacare") on this metric. To what extent did the enactment of this program increase insurance coverage for ACHD patients? How do their levels of coverage compare with other chronic illness patients such as sickle cell disease or cystic fibrosis? Were all ACHD patients affected similarly from the advent of the ACA? We speak with U. of Michigan ACHD fellow Dr. Katherine Salciccioli about this important work from the group at Texas Children's Hospital. doi: 10.1002/bdr2.1878
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