1. Introduction: The Affordable Care Act as a National Experiment
Harry P. Selker
Section I Implementing Change: Objectives of the ACA
2. Objectives of the ACA
James Roosevelt, Jr, Terence Burke, and Paul Jean
3. Delivering on the Promise of the Affordable Care Act
Kavita Patel and Mallory West
4. What We Got (and What Might Have Been): A Distinctively American Approach
Section II Don't Get Mad, Get Data: Conducting the Experiment
5. Commentary to Section II: Conducting the Experiment
6. The Affordable Care Act as an Experiment: Data We Have, Expect to Have, and Should Have, from a Vermont Pilot Study
Anya Rader Wallack
7. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Its Purpose, Processes, and Desired Outcomes
Harry P. Selker
8. The Dream of a National Health Information Technology
9. Results from a Massachusetts Pilot Study
Section III Make it a People Issue: Engaging the Public
10. Commentary to Section III: Engaging the Public
June S. Wasser
11. The Value Proposition for Individuals and the Public
Bruce E. Landon and Stuart Altman
12. Messaging, Medicine, and Obamacare
Section IV From Personal to Political to Policy: What Next?
13. Commentary to Section IV: From Personal to Political to Policy: What Next?
James Roosevelt, Jr, Terence Burke, Paul Jean
14. Supreme Court Review of the ACA and Political Gamesmanship
15. Medicaid Expansion Challenges States
16. Next Experiments in ACA Legislation and Policy
Harry P. Selker
Über den Autor
Harry Selker, MD, MSPH, is Dean of Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Principal Investigator for the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) that supports it. He is Professor of Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine and Executive Director for the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center, where he is also Chief of the Division of Clinical Care Research in the Department of Medicine and Director of its Center for Cardiovascular Health Services Research. Dr. Selker also has served on boards and as an officer for a variety of professional and educational organizations, including in 2011-2012 as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
This book examines the landmark 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective of health policy research as translational science. It delineates a new perspective about the creation and potential impact of the ACA and guides the development of health policy that is supported by best evidence that, in turn, transforms into practice, policy, and public benefit. Told by those involved in the creation and implementation of the ACA, the book reviews the history and impact of this ground-breaking legislation and recommends priorities, objectives, and next steps for translational research as the ACA is implemented.
The book includes coverage of these topics:
· Objectives of the ACA
· Analysis of data collected from healthcare reform programs in Vermont and Massachusetts to inform national implementation of the ACA
· Engaging the public in, and building support for, ACA implementation
· Interplay of federal, state, and local healthcare policy decisions arising from the enforcement of the ACA
Featuring contributions from nationally renowned leaders in healthcare policy, this book adds to the public conversation about the ACA and its role in shaping health policy and contributes to a more realistic, nuanced, and productive understanding of this landmark legislation by physicians, policy makers, and the public. It also provides a framework for next steps in continuing to improve U.S. health policy.
Written by nationally renowned health care leaders
Discusses the Affordable Care Act from a translational perspective
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