The Importance of the Meaning and Measurement of “Affordable” in the Affordable Care Act
NBER Working Paper No. 17279
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Acknowledgments: The authors acknowledge receiving partial funding for this study from the Employment Policies Institute, in the amount of a total budget of $40,000. We are grateful for helpful conversations with several individuals, including Chrissy Eibner, Phil Ellis, Doug Holtz-Eakin, Jenny Kenney, Richard Kronick, and Mike Saltsman. Conflict of Interest Statement: During the last three years, the authors have worked as paid consultants for the Pew Charitable Trust (Burkhauser and Simon), and the Center for American Progress (Simon) on research related health reform. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.