ACA’s tobacco surcharges reduce smokers’ insurance take-up, study finds

Posted by on July 6, 2016 9:20 pm
Categories: health

A new study reveals an unexpected consequence of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) tobacco surcharges: high surcharges resulted in lower rates of insurance enrollment among smokers in the first year of the ACA’s implementation, without increasing smoking cessation. These effects are at odds with the ACA’s mission of universal coverage.

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