Affordable Care Act

The passage of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is considered a landmark in social policy. The complete bill text, reports, analyses, and op-ed pieces appear in this group.

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This section includes the full text and summaries of PPACA from the Congress. In order to keep contents of the Group organized and easy to locate, please use the Discussion Forum to post links to reports, videos, media stories, blogs, and opinion pieces. Specific comments concerning reports, videos, media stories,etc. should be posted in the Discussion Forum section. Please use the Comment Wall if you wish to make a statement or start a discussion about a topic that is of interest to you.

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Consumer-focussed website:" target="_blank
This website provides information and resources that will help consumers access quality, affordable health care coverage. Called for by the Affordable Care Act, is the first website to provide consumers with both public and private health coverage options tailored specifically for their needs in a single, easy-to-use tool. (HHS press release) Implementation Center" target="_blank
On this site you’ll find materials related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including regulations, authorities and requests for comment. This area includes information published by the Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO), the office within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for implementing the law.

Full text of PPACA (PL 111-148)" target="_blank

Office of the Speaker of the House Health Reform Website
The website provides complete analyses of the bill from several perspectives." target="_blank

Summary of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act" target="_blank

Summary of Health Care and Revenue Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act" target="_blank

The Benefits of Health Reform (State-by-State Reports)" target="_blank

Republican Leader's Website
Features links to statements and media stories regarding PPAC" target="_blank

U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee Legislative Notice 3/22/10" target="_blank

Discussion Forum


Started by Marisel Brown. Last reply by Marisel Brown Nov 22, 2011. 6 Replies

The Alliance for Health  Reform has developed a toolkit to clarify the reasoning behind law suits filed by states challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care…Continue

Tags: ACA, Faegre, Benson, SCOTUS, toolkit

COMPARISON: Federal Health Insurance Exchange & California's Health Benefit Exchange Provisions

Started by Marisel Brown Apr 5, 2011. 0 Replies

Digesting the details of health reform legislation can be daunting. Thankfully, accurate and helpful summaries pop up from time to time.  The link below will take you to the California Health Care…Continue

Tags: MediCal, health_insurance,, preventive_care, pre-existing_condition

NO MORE WAITING: Accountable Care Organization Draft Regulations Released

Started by Marisel Brown Apr 2, 2011. 0 Replies

Since we have been awaiting HHS's release of the ACO regulations for awhile, I was wondering if I was about to hear from the boy in Waiting for Godot, who tells Vladimir that Godot is not coming. …Continue

Tags: Obamacare, Kaiser_Health_News, IHI, PHI, PPACA

APHA Defends ACA Prevention Elements in Medscape Expert Commentary

Started by Marisel Brown Mar 22, 2011. 0 Replies

With health reform in the crosshairs of the U.S. Congress, the future of the Prevention and Public Health Fund is in doubt. At stake is the investment of $15 billion over a ten year period that…Continue

Tags: health_reform, food_deserts, diabetes, obesity, physical_activity

Comment Wall


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Comment by Dialogue4Health on January 2, 2013 at 11:10am

Check out the D4H Web Forum! The recording and presentation slides are archived for viewing.

Are We There Yet -- How Will We Know If Health Care Reform Is Working? Using OSHPD Data to Track the Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Hospital Safety Net

Comment by Tamar Knox on June 22, 2010 at 11:01pm
Thank you for raising the problem of how nursing is perceived. The range of options in nursing ranging from acute care to doctoral research. HHS released millions (>$200) to train more physicians, but the amount for nursing, particularly nurse practitioners does not compare. The push has been to diversify the physician workforce so very little is being done to fill diversify the pipeline with advanced practice, research, or NP specializations in geriatrics, oncology, or even alternative treatment specialization.
Check the link to the press release and a factsheet.
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Factsheet" tar...
Comment by Beatrice Yearwood on June 22, 2010 at 11:00am
I spoke to several colleagues who mentioned that health reform funds dedicated to workforce development were released. I have been encouraging a number of young people to consider becoming nurse practitioners with a clinical specialization. Most young people, particularly Blacks & Latinos, think of nurses as only the RNs they see working in acute care hospitals or the occassional school nurse-a dying breed.
Much more work is needed to inform young people and teach parents/adults that clinical nursing practice is well-respected. We are leading those kids who may not be admitted to medical school, simply due to its competitiveness, away from the healthcare workforce. There are many young people with excellent science backgrounds in high school & college who could be outstanding caregivers to the underserved.
Comment by Marisel Brown on May 22, 2010 at 5:46am
The word has come down from on high that the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (aka health reform bill) will no longer be rewferred to as PPACA. The the double Ps are out & ACA stays in.
So delete PPACA from your spell check dictionary and add ACA. You heard it here first folks!
Comment by Marisel Brown on April 15, 2010 at 12:47pm
Great breakdown of how PPACA will benefit specific population groups-seniors, children, small business owners, Latinos, etc. I will place the link in the Discussion section above. We are trying to keep all the terrific resources members are contributing under one section in the PPACA Group. Thank you very much for the info & all your engaging/spirited posts.
Comment by Cecil Verley on April 5, 2010 at 1:00pm
Here is a link to a breakdown of what the new health reform law will do for specific groups." target="_blank

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