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Realizing the Promise of the Affordable Care Act—January 1, 2014

Realizing the Promise of the Affordable Care Act—January 1, 2014 Opinion Realizing the Promise of the Affordable Care Act— VIEWPOINT January 1, 2014 Along the arduous, confusing, and contentious road to John E. McDonough, Box. Minimum Essential Benefits DPH, MPA theenactmentandimplementationoftheAffordableCare Department of Health Act (ACA), no single date stands out as more consequen- Ambulatory patient services Policy and tial for the health and well-being of the US public as does Management, Harvard Emergency services January 1, 2014. Barring unforeseen circumstances, this School of Public Health, Hospitalization Boston, Massachusetts. date will stand out as transformational in the annals of US Maternity and newborn care health care reform. On that day, 4 fundamental provi- Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS Mental health and substance use disorder services, sions of the ACA will take effect. First, extension of the The Warren Alpert including behavioral health treatment “guaranteed issue” provision to all individual health insur- Medical School, Brown Prescription drugs ance policies inclusive of the elimination of “medical un- University, Providence, Rhode Island. derwriting”inthefaceofapreexistingcondition.Second, Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices implementation of the “individual shared responsibility” Laboratory services provision also known as the “individual mandate.” Third, Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease provision of tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies to management middle- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Realizing the Promise of the Affordable Care Act—January 1, 2014

JAMA , Volume 311 (6) – Feb 12, 2014

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2014 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.286067
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24384745
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Abstract

Opinion Realizing the Promise of the Affordable Care Act— VIEWPOINT January 1, 2014 Along the arduous, confusing, and contentious road to John E. McDonough, Box. Minimum Essential Benefits DPH, MPA theenactmentandimplementationoftheAffordableCare Department of Health Act (ACA), no single date stands out as more consequen- Ambulatory patient services Policy and tial for the health and well-being of the US public as does Management, Harvard Emergency services January 1, 2014. Barring unforeseen circumstances, this School of Public Health, Hospitalization Boston, Massachusetts. date will stand out as transformational in the annals of US Maternity and newborn care health care reform. On that day, 4 fundamental provi- Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS Mental health and substance use disorder services, sions of the ACA will take effect. First, extension of the The Warren Alpert including behavioral health treatment “guaranteed issue” provision to all individual health insur- Medical School, Brown Prescription drugs ance policies inclusive of the elimination of “medical un- University, Providence, Rhode Island. derwriting”inthefaceofapreexistingcondition.Second, Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices implementation of the “individual shared responsibility” Laboratory services provision also known as the “individual mandate.” Third, Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease provision of tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies to management middle-

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 12, 2014

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