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Researcher tells Madison forum about progress of Obamacare


MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A researcher from Washington, D.C., says the Affordable Care Act seeks to improve the quality of care people get in this country.

James Reschovsky says that doesn’t necessarily mean the costs will go down.

Reschovsky is a senior fellow at the Central for Studying Health System Change.

He says the new federal health care reform law is pushing states to become more aggressive about finding their own solutions. He says that helps bring on improvements.

Speaking at a health care forum in Madison Thursday, he also said the reforms are leading to consolidation of health care providers. That change could be good or bad.

The intent of Thursday’s discussion was to evaluate progress toward implementation of the new health care law backed by the White House.