The Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) today released a national policy brief on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Act”) that summarizes state requirements, as well as opportunities at the state and local levels to shape health care delivery.
“This Policy Brief is a tool to help policy-makers, providers of care, foundations, and individuals understand the scope of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and point out where the opportunities exist to collaborate on improving health care delivery and public health,” says Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of CHRT. “Media coverage of the Act so far has focused principally on health insurance reform. But, there is much more involved, including provisions that will affect the way care is delivered and paid for in every hospital and doctor’s office. In fact, each state has important provisions to implement and choices to make beginning this year.”