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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
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New health care federal reform law signed in 2010 requiring the largest change in the financing of the American health care system since the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid
ØDesigned to address the issues of affordability, accessibility, and financing of health care
ØFocus efforts on meeting the needs of vulnerable populations
ØUS Supreme Court upheld the ACA in June 2012
ØWill be fully enacted by 2018
US Health Trends
Successes in infection, other diseases
Concerns: Sedentary lifestyle, obesity, chronic illness
Health disparities persistent
ØContribute to unfavorable US health indicators
ØCompromise progress in world health
Vulnerable populations due to age, education, language, location
Work environment changes identified for a safer US health care system
A Safer System
The health care delivery system in the United States is experiencing changes sparked by health care reform, recommendations from large organizations involved in forming health policy.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducts research from a systems approach to advise the nation in improving health.