Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy, Maine Rural Health Research Center

Federal Health Care Reform: An Overview [Policy Brief]

Abstract: 

This policy brief discusses three of the main components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare".  These components are helath insurance coverage, delivery system improvement, and cost containment.  The policy brief highlights some of the provision of the law that have already been implemented and those where importnat implementation decisions will have to be made.  The brief is authored by Dr. Andrew Coburn, PhD, Professor of Public Health and Director of the Population Health and Health Policy program at the USM Muskie School, and was presented at the Maine Policy Leaders Academy Health Care Forum breakfast session, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Senator Inn in Augusta,sponsored by the Maine Health Access Foundation.

For more information, please direct questions and comments to andyc@usm.maine.edu

Publication Type: 
Research and Policy Brief
Publish Date: 
February 26, 2013
Author: 
URL: 
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/Publications/PHHP/Federal-Health-Care-Reform-Overview2013.pdf

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