A paper released this month (nber.org/papers/w23269.pdf) uses two years' worth of data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to estimate the Affordable Care Act's effects on access to care, risky behaviors, and self-assessed health.
The paper "suggests that the ACA led to sizeable improvements in access ... in both Medicaid expansion and non-expansion states." However, "no statistically significant effects on risky behaviors or self-assessed health emerge for the full sample."
That's not proof of ACA's failure, but neither is it evidence of raging success, at this early stage. The paper's introduction and discussion sections are well worth your attention -- only the bravest among you will navigate its full 70+ pages of tables and text.
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