Barriers to Access Under the Affordable Care Act: An Analysis of Marketplace Enrollment

Johnson, Jessica Ann (2016) Barriers to Access Under the Affordable Care Act: An Analysis of Marketplace Enrollment. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Heather Ondercin from Political Science, The University of Mississippi.

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Abstract

This thesis seeks to understand how the Affordable Care Act impacted certain groups who had faced barriers to accessing health insurance prior to the passage of the act. It provides a fundamental understanding of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act and discusses dis- parities amongst, and challenges incurred, by different groups in the current health insurance sys- tem, Research focused specifically on demographic factors of income, gender, primary language spoken, ethnicity, education and age as Ill as looked at the effect that urban setting and sufficient internet access had on enrollment rates. In order to understand the impact that the Affordable Care Act has had on different demographic’s ability to obtain insurance, I compared the number of estimated eligible enrollees to the number of those who actually enrolled in the federal mar- ketplace exchanges in the year of 2014.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Johnson, Jessica Ann
Student's Degree Program(s): Political Science
Thesis Advisor: Heather Ondercin
Thesis Advisor's Department: Political Science
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Depositing User: Jessica Ann Johnson
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 16:39
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 16:39
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/810

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