Health Reform

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act(ACA). The following week, the president signed into law H.R. 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which made modifications to H.R. 3590. Together, these bills constitute the largest change to America’s healthcare system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the law will expand coverage to 32 million individuals at a cost of $940 billion over the next 10 years, financed through a combination of cuts to healthcare providers and new taxes.

The federal law provides broad concepts and direction, but much of the implementing detail will be developed through the regulatory process over the next few years. AzHHA will keep members informed of these details through our committee and task force work, regulatory alerts and advocacy newsletters, and legal memorandums. Relevant documents and links will be posted on this web page.

AzHHA Educational Offerings on Healthcare Reform Topics
Webinar: The US Supreme Court Ruling on Healthcare Reform
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
10:00 - 11:30 am

Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman Healthcare Reform Memorandums

Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 1
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 2
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 3
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 4
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 5
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 6
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 7
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 1 No 8
Health Care Reform: Finding Your Way, Vol 2 No 1

American Hospital Association Resources

AHA’s Summary of the ACA
Implementation Timeline
Grant Opportunities
Accountable Care Organizations Research Brief
Bundled Payment Research Brief
Reform Calculator
Compendium of ACA Insurance Reforms

Other Resources

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Commonwealth Fund
CMS Health Reform Center