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Bachelor of Arts


Political Science


The aim of this study is to examine the Affordable Care Act’s susceptibility to major policy changes by evaluating its level of entrenchment. Entrenchment is the process by which a policy becomes difficult to repeal or significantly alter due to a combination of factors including its popularity with constituencies, the degree to which the nation adapts to and plans around its provisions, and the perceived level of deservingness of its beneficiaries.