The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

  title={The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010},
  author={Gordon H. Sun and Matthew M Davis},
  journal={Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery},
  pages={690 - 693}
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Since its passage, the PPACA has led to increased health insurance coverage for millions more Americans, and it includes provisions leading to new avenues for clinical and health services research funding. The legislation also favors development of the primary care specialties and general surgery, increased training of midlevel health care providers, and medical training and… 

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