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Most people know little about the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, US study finds | BMJ

Most people know little about the Affordable Care Act’s provisions, US study finds | BMJ | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
NotesCite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1727
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"The Obamacare Opportunity"

..Implementing the Affordable Care Act to Improve Health, Reduce Hardship, and Grow the Economy for All Californians
States are implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will expand health coverage to tens of millions of Americans.
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Academic report. Citation: Jeffrey Selbin, Ann O'Leary, Theresa Cheng, Stephanie Campos, Katherine Adamides, and Rey Fuentes. 2013. "The Obamacare Opportunity: Implementing the Affordable Care Act to Improve Health, Reduce Hardship, and Grow the Economy for All Californians" The SelectedWorks of Jeffrey Selbin
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey_selbin/10

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Video: Kentuckians confused over Obamacare

Video: Kentuckians confused over Obamacare | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
On the ground in Kentucky for a first-hand look at information efforts during the implementation of the President Obama's Affordable Care Act. Video produced by Madeline Marshall.
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from political website Politico

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Americans 'are sicker and die younger' than people in other wealthy nations

Americans 'are sicker and die younger' than people in other wealthy nations | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
Damning official report on US health finds death and disease taking huge toll on population, particularly among young
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Sick Around America: PBS documentary

Sick Around America: PBS documentary | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

2009 programme from PBS (~54 minutes) illustrating the need for reform

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A Successful and Sustainable Health System — How to Get There from Here — NEJM

A Successful and Sustainable Health System — How to Get There from Here — NEJM | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

Special Article from The New England Journal of Medicine —Harvey Fineberg outlines the problems facing the US health system (published March 2012).

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Kaiser Family Foundation -

Kaiser Family Foundation - | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
The Kaiser Family Foundation website provides in-depth information on key health policy issues including Medicaid, Medicare, prescription drugs, global HIV/AIDS, health insurance, the uninsured and much more.
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Get Ready to Get Spun -- Again -- By Masters of Spin

Get Ready to Get Spun -- Again -- By Masters of Spin | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
Wendell Potter, a former health insurance industry executive, now campaigner and author of a book on PR and health care reform, Deadly Spin, writes in the Huffington Post: If health care leaders really cared a whit about the most vulnerable, millions of us would not be uninsured because of common industry practices -- practices like charging women and older people such high premiums that many have no option but to...
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The patchwork: health reform, American style

Short essay in the journal Social Science and Medicine, by Theodore Marmor & Jonathan Oberlander. Explains why /argues that proposed reforms are piecemeal, offer 'thin' solidarity compared to that in other industrialised countries and fail to incorporate international lessons.

 Citation: Social Science and Medicine, 72 (2011) 125e128 (published online, 18 November 2010). 

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Health Reform Resource - The Commonwealth Fund

See a timeline for an overview of the Affordable Care Act's major provisions or use the "Find Health Reform Provisions" tool to search for specific provisions by year, category, and/or stakeholder group.
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Gaps and Transitions in Health Insurance

Commonwealth Fund summary of research by Short et al on evidence for gaps in health care coverage in US, 2004-07.

"Large numbers of Americans experience gaps in their health care coverage, according to a Commonwealth Fund-supported study."

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Contraception, healthcare and the costs women will leave behind

Contraception, healthcare and the costs women will leave behind | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

Contraception and women's health became a hot US election issue.

"An investigation by the Guardian has shown how murky the current system had become in the US: riddled with inconsistencies in the price women pay at the pharmacy counter..."  Katie Rogers & Ruth Spencer in the Guardian, August 2012

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Most Adults Are Not Aware of Health Reform's Coverage Provisions | Health Reform Monitoring Survey

Most Adults Are Not Aware of Health Reform's Coverage Provisions | Health Reform Monitoring Survey | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
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Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare

Obama pledges to 'fix' healthcare | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama accepts "full responsibility" for the glitch-laden healthcare website, as his health secretary apologises for the "debacle".
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Shutdown over, Congress turns to Obamacare 'train wreck' - Brett Norman

Shutdown over, Congress turns to Obamacare 'train wreck' - Brett Norman | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
With the shutdown over and a default averted, Washington has another train wreck to sift through: the Obamacare rollout.
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October 2013: Outlines the many problems with the implementation of the ACA ahead of full start in 2014, as reported by critics of the changes: mainly failures of new systems. 

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Debate: Should Congress Repeal the Affordable Care Act?

Debate: Should Congress Repeal the Affordable Care Act? | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

Key US thinkers present arguments for and aginst abolishing the ACA (July 2012)

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ACA as an opportunity for reforming community mental health services -David Mechanic

ACA as an opportunity for reforming community mental health services -David Mechanic | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
Article in Health Affairs, 2012: Seizing Opportunities Under The Affordable Care Act For Transforming The Mental And Behavioral Health System
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Obama's healthcare reforms on trial- PODCAST

Obama's healthcare reforms on trial- PODCAST | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

BMJ podcast (about 8 min long) from 2012, discussing the implications of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. 

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Health System Scorecards - The Commonwealth Fund

Health System Scorecards - The Commonwealth Fund | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
U.S.Health System Scorecards...
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Dying for affordable healthcare — the uninsured speak

Dying for affordable healthcare — the uninsured speak | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
Narrated slideshow + article. 2009. Ed Pilkington travels to Quindaro, Kansas, to see how the poorest survive without healthcare provision...
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Green light for Obamacare

Green light for Obamacare | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it
Health care specialists discussed post-election Obamacare, including potential bumps in the road, in a panel talk at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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Obama’s reform: no cure for what ails us | BMJ

Obama’s reform: no cure for what ails us | BMJ | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

David Himmelstein writing in the BMJ, March 2010. Also read the reader responses ('Read Responses' tab).  

BMJ 2010;340:c1778...

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Gaps in health coverage & impact of ACA

Reports on Commonwealth Fund's Health Insurance Tracking Survey 2011 & analyses how the Affordable Care Act will have a positive impact. By Sara Collins et al 

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Promoting Prevention through the Affordable Care Act

Promoting Prevention through the Affordable Care Act | US Healthcare reform | Scoop.it

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — Howard Koh and Kathleen Sebelius write about how the ACA demonstrates a new emphasis on disease prevention (September 2010) 

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