The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 and various emerging health reform efforts affect family physicians and their patients. Related to this legislation are a number of initiatives and trends centered on healthcare access, payment system reform, education and training, and workforce development. Below is are some resources designed to answer common questions and direct you to locations for additional information.
ACA Overviews / General Information -
AAFP's Affordable Care Act Center - http://www.aafp.org/advocacy/act/aca.html
Understanding the ACA Video Series - http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2011/10/vide...
For NC Providers & Practices
Attestation for Enhanced Primary Care Payments - http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/ProvSelect.htm
NC DMA's FAQs on Enhanced Primary Care Payments - http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/provider/ACA_FAQ.pdf
Locate Local Help for Health Exchanges, etc - https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/
Info Tools & Resources for Consumers
Kaiser Foundation's Subsidy Calculator - http://kff.org/interactive/subsidy-calculator
Kaiser's 'How to Get Healthcare' - http://kff.org/infographic/visualizing-health-policy-health-coverage-und...
AAFP FamilyDoctor.org - All Things Health Reform - http://sitesearch.familydoctor.org/?q=health+reform
Kaiser Foundation's 'Obamacare and You' One-Pager Series - http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/obamacare-and-you/
The Health Care Exchanges -
CMS's Healthcare.gov - http://www.healthcare.gov
AAFP's Navigating ACA Marketplaces (Consumer) - http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/healthcare-management/insurance-...
10 Things to Tell Your Patients About the Exchanges - http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p14.html
Articles, Presentations, etc. -
How Health Care Reform Will Affect Family Physicians - http://www.aafp.org/fpm/2010/0500/p14.html
AAFP's Health Reform Articles Series - http://www.aafp.org/news-now/health-care-reform-series.html
How will the ACA Bolster Primary Care? - http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Blog/2011/Jan/Affordable-Care-Act-Bolste...
NCIOM's Examining the Impact of the ACA - http://www.nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/FULL-REPORT-2-13-2013.pdf
How the ACA Will Affect Access to Health Care in NC - http://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/archives/?74409