Affordable Care Act

The health care crisis you don't know about

The health care crisis you don't know about

With the apparent resurrection of efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as Obamacare — health care policy once again is poised to dominate the 2017 Congressional agenda.

But throughout the ups and downs of the anti-Obamacare effort this year, another health care conversation has quietly continued within a clannish network of health care providers, payers, administrators, practice managers, manufacturers, legislators, Capitol Hill staffers, lobbyists, accreditors and activists. Much of the debate is unrelated to the ACA. Instead, it involves regulatory changes that, if fully implemented, will forever transform the way patients receive lifesaving...

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