Insurance and Cardiovascular Health: Time for Evidence to Trump Politics
The United States is entrenched in a fierce debate over health care reform. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) strove to reduce the number of uninsured, and following its implementation, twenty million Americans gained insurance coverage. Ongoing shifts in health policy imperil these gains. As options for repealing, replacing, or revising the ACA are debated, we aim to outline what is known about the relationship between insurance coverage and cardiovascular (CV) care, the impact of the ACA on CV care, and areas where gaps in our knowledge remain. Understanding these relationships may help clinical leaders and policymakers better craft future policy initiatives.
- Received March 27, 2017.
- Accepted April 3, 2017.