E-news: Health Care Law - April 29, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

In This Issue:

Health Reform: A Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is arguably the most sweeping legislation impacting the health insurance and health services industries in United States history. While some argue that the legislation does not go far enough in reform, others argue that it has gone too far: Will the Act lead to a single payer system? Will the projected cost savings materialize? Will the Act’s expenditures outstrip the ability of the country to pay for it? Will the Act improve or diminish the quality of health care delivery in the United States? Is the Act even Constitutional? Although many debate the merits of the Act, most agree that reforms were necessary. While we do not attempt to answer the above questions, we wanted to provide a preliminary tool for you to begin understanding the scope and depth of some of the significant changes that the Act has made to the delivery of health care.

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