The Affordable Care Act as a National Experiment, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461483514
  • ISBN-13: 9781461483519
  • DDC: 362.10973
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 155 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
1: Introduction: The Affordable Care Act as a National Experiment.
2: Implementing Change: Objectives of the ACA.
3: Commentary on Part I: Objectives of the ACA.
4: Delivering on the Promise of the Affordable Care Act.
5: What We Got (and What Might have been): A Distinctly American Approach.
6: Don’t Get Mad, Get Data: Conducting the Experiment.
7: Commentary on Part II: Conducting the Experiment.
8: The Affordable Care Act as an Experiment: Data We have, Expect to have, and should have, from a Vermont Pilot Study.
9: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Its Purpose, Processes, and Desired Outcomes.
10: The Dream of a National Health Information Technology Infrastructure.
11: Results from a Massachusetts Pilot Study.
12: Make It a People Issue: Engaging the Public.
13: Commentary on Part III: Engaging the Public.
14: The Value Proposition for Individuals and the Public.
15: Messaging, Medicine, and Obamacare.
16: From Personal to Political to Policy: What Next?.
17: Commentary on Part IV: From Personal to Political to Policy—What Next?.
18: Supreme Court Review of the ACA and Political Gamesmanship.
19: Medicaid Expansion Challenges States.
20: Next Experiments in ACA Legislation and Policy.
21: Epilogue.