The Affordable Care Act in Chicago

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The Affordable Care Act is the largest expansion of a public benefit for low-income Americans since the War on Poverty. Why are some enrolling while others are not? How will the ACA affect the lives of the uninsured? How do agencies overcome misinformation and distrust to effectively serve the uninsured population? Through an ethnographic exploration of the lives of the uninsured and the new health care service industry in Chicago, my new project will bring answers to these questions. Click here for a paper with some early findings.