Education Week

By: Alyson Klein

Once the Affordable Care Act is revamped, there will probably be serious implications regarding the student mental-health services and even hiring substitute teachers. Even though the President vowed to make sure his new plan gets healthcare coverage to everyone, that goal seems impossible without the implementation of the ACA.

Between 2013 and 2015, as ACA implementation was cranking into gear, the uninsured rate for children dropped from 7.1 percent to 4.8 percent, said Tricia Brooks, a senior fellow at the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University. That’s partly because some children receive coverage along with their parents through ACA’s health insurance marketplace… Currently, federal funding is available to match state expenditures, which may shrink or increase as the health care needs of the state change, Brooks explained.

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