Navigating a changing healthcare environment

By John Cherf, MD, MPH, MBA

Expect transformational change and financial compression

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law one of the most comprehensive healthcare reform bills ever enacted, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This legislation was followed by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (signed into law on March 30, 2010). Together, these two bills make up the healthcare reform of 2010 that is referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—the most transformational legislative change to our healthcare system since the Social Security Act of 1965.

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