If you are working up a presentation on the current and near term future of the health care system in the United States, take a look at this great source material.
President Barack Obama, writing a special communication in the first person, summarizes the effect of the first years of his landmark health reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare. Issued online July 11, the communication will also be published more formally in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, an influential journal intended for medical professionals but widely read in policy and academic circles as well.
The president opens by describing what it was like when he took office – the challenges of working through the Great Recession. He discusses progress, noting that there has been a decline in the rate of insured Americans – from 16 percent in 2010 to 9.1 percent in 2015 – a 43 percent decrease. He reviews how the health care delivery system has been changed, with movement toward alternative payment models. Mr. Obama closes not only by expressing his sense of pride in the accomplishments to date but also by indicating how to build on progress and take the next steps.
WAIT, WAIT, there’s more! This July 11 “online first” communication also includes related editorials by other eminent individuals. Look below for more specifics on these sources.
Obama, B. (2016, July 11). United States health care reform: Progress to date and next steps. JAMA. Click here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533698
Bauchner, H. [editor in chief, JAMA] (2016, July 11). The Affordable Care Act and the future of US health care. JAMA. Click here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533694
Orszag, P.R. [Lazard] (2016, July 11). US health care reform: Cost containment and improvement in quality. JAMA. Click here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533695
Butler, S.M. [Brookings] (2016, July 11). The future of the Affordable Care Act: Reassessment and revision. JAMA. Click here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533696
Skinner, J. [Dartmouth], and Chandra, A. [Harvard] (2016, July 11). The past and future of the Affordable Care Act. JAMA. Click here: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2533697
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