The economics of the Affordable Care Act

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A person carries an American flag while marching in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2012 in Washington, DC.
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At this week's American Society of Health Economists meeting at the University of Minnesota, Kerri Miller moderated a debate on health reform.

The debate, held Tuesday, discussed the use of economics to look at the cost and impact of the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on multiple challenges to the law by late June. The court's decision could mean some or all parts of the act would be struck down.

The conversation included Jonathan Gruber, professor of economics at MIT and Stephen Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

We'll air the discussion on The Daily Circuit Friday.

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