The Affordable Care Act (ACA) promises to improve access to coverage and care for two vulnerable groups: low-income persons who are excluded by a lack of resources, and chronically ill and disabled people who are excluded by the dysfunction of our existing insurance and care delivery systems. ACA's sprawling provisions raise a wealth of implementation challenges that are exacerbated by the compromises required to move reform through Congress. In particular, the compromise between regulatory/public program advocates and advocates for private, market-driven programs requires thoughtful regulatory coordination between public and private health systems.
- 1 Lawyers, Guns, and Money
- 2 Making the Case for Laws that Improve Health
- 3 What Gets Measured, Gets Changed
- 4 Health in All Policies
- 5 The Potential of Shared Decision Making to Reduce Health Disparities
- 6 Environmental Public Health Law
- 7 State Boards of Health
- 8 Policy Issues in American Indian Health Governance
- 9 Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1
- 10 Public Health Preparedness Laws and Policies
- 11 Protecting the Mental Health of First Responders
- 12 Five Legal Preparedness Challenges for Responding to Future Public Health Emergencies
- 13 Implementing Health Reform at the State Level
- 14 Rhetorical Federalism
- 15 Meaningful Use and Certification of Health Information Technology
- 16 Right to Health Litigation and HIV/AIDS Policy
- 17 The Role of Federal Preemption in Injury Prevention Litigation
- 18 Regulating Food Retail for Obesity Prevention
- 19 Pursuing Health Equity
- 20 The Michigan BioTrust for Health
- 21 Becoming the Standard
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