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Resources by Topic: Health reform

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Includes the entire text of the 2010 healthcare reform law The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in March 2010. The main provisions of the legislation focus on improving healthcare through expanded coverage, reduced costs, and regulatory accountability.
Date: 01/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress
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A Rural Perspective/Commentary Regarding "Expanding Health Care Coverage to All Americans"
Summarizes discussions from the 2009 Rural Health Panel regarding proposed options for expanding healthcare coverage that would have a special significance in rural areas.
Author(s): Keith J. Mueller, Andrew F. Coburn, A. Clinton MacKinney, Timothy D. McBride, Rebecca T. Slifkin
Date: 06/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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Medicare Reform: A Rural Perspective
Examines the status of the Medicare program as it relates to rural beneficiaries. Focuses on key policy issues to ensure that rural beneficiaries are treated equitably under a newly designed Medicare program. Discusses rural healthcare finance, access, quality, and workforce. Discusses Medicare reform and makes recommendations.
Date: 05/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century
Examines the healthcare delivery system in rural America and recommends a fundamental redesign to ensure high quality, safe, and effective healthcare provision for all Americans. (Free, registration required.)
Author(s): Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America
Date: 03/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Washington DC, February 4-6, 2001
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services meeting that covered the following topics: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy update, Medicare reform, and community health centers and rural health clinics.
Date: 02/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Key Rural Issues for Medicare Reform, 2001
Brief overview of rural issues related to Medicare reform. Discusses the need for rural representation and adequate payments to ensure healthcare access.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Medi-Cal Certified Eligibles - Recent Trends
Provides county and zip-code level data on enrollees in California's Medicaid program. Includes Excel files with the number of enrollees by county and age group, race/ethnicity, and language. Identifies the number eligible with and without the Affordable Care Act expansion by zip code and county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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Tribalhealthcare.org
Provides training tools for community representatives and consumer-oriented education materials to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives in understanding their rights and opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). Produced by the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Initiative.
Type: Website
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Rural Health Value: Innovations & Demonstrations
Profiles of rural health delivery and finance innovations and summaries of selected rural health demonstration programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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State Delivery System and Payment Reform Map
Identifies states with active Medicaid payments to health homes and medical homes underway and describes the related activities in each state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Academy for State Health Policy
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