Health Care Reform

Home > Tools You Can Use > Topics > Healthcare Transformation > Health Care Reform You Can Use:Topics:Healthcare Transformation:Health Care Reform<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="/PublishingImages/HealthCareReform.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />PAMED represents physician and patient interests to be sure health care reform promotes better care. In this section, you'll find information, tools, and resources for both physicians and patients related to health insurance marketplace and other provisions of the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>See PAMED's <strong><a href="">Eight Essential Principles of Health System Reform</a></strong></p> Health Care Act Passes House; Concerns over Access to Care Remain <p>On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act.  The debate on health care reform now shifts to the Senate.<br></p> Launches Campaign to Put Patients Before Politics<p>​The American Medical Association recently launched a new website aimed at encouraging physicians and patients to join advocacy efforts to increase access to affordable, meaningful coverage for everyone.<br></p> Budget Office Examines Potential Impact of American Health Care Act<p>On March 13, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office released an estimate of potential effects of the American Health Care Act, a bill recently introduced by U.S. House Republicans to effect the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Responds to ACA Replacement Proposal<p>​On March 8, 2017, the AMA issued a response to a proposal by U.S. House Republications to replace the ACA.<br></p>’ Proposed Rule Seeks to Stabilize ACA Health Insurance Markets<p>​On Feb. 17, 2017, CMS issued a proposed rule which aims to stabilize Affordable Care Act insurance markets. Find out more about the proposal.<br></p> Insurance Commissioner Shares Health Care Reform Input with U.S. House Leadership <p>​On Jan. 4, 2017, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller sent a letter to U.S. House leadership, with her responses to their request for the commonwealth's feedback on health care reform.<br></p> Responds to U.S. Senate Budget Resolution Seeking to Repeal Portions of the Affordable Care Act<p>​On Jan. 3, 2017, the AMA sent a letter to Congressional leaders, responding to a Senate budget resolution which would repeal significant portions of the Affordable Care Act. The AMA asked policymakers to lay out a plan for an ACA replacement so patients and stakeholders could compare current policy to the proposed replacement. <br></p> Tool for Physicians and Patients Helps Answer Insurance Questions<p>​As a result of the ACA, more than 14 million Americans now have health insurance through the Marketplace, Medicaid, and CHIP. To help patients answer questions and assist physicians in their communication with patients, CMS launched a nationwide initiative called From Coverage to Care (C2C).</p>Physicians;# dataSo, I Have This Data — Now What? Health care data is important, but it’s what physicians, hospitals, and health systems do with the data that really matters. How do you use this data and apply it to your practice to get meaningful results, as we transition to value-based delivery systems and their corresponding reimbursement systems?​ proposed ruleProposed Rule Aims to Improve Consumers Experience with Marketplace, Increase Transparency The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued a proposed rule intended to improve consumers’ experience in the federally-run health insurance Marketplace and ensure affordable and accessible coverage. Among other provisions, the proposed rule requires health plans to offer more clarity about covered benefits and patient out-of-pocket expenses. reform principlesPAMED Releases Eight Essential Principles of Health System ReformAny reforms to the nation’s health system must be properly funded, increase efficiency, make coverage available and affordable, and provide care that’s based on expert consensus or evidence.Physicians;#Legislators;#

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