Implementing National Health Reform in California: Opportunities for Improved Access to Care

Prepared for the California HealthCare Foundation

The California HealthCare Foundation released a report authored by Melinda Dutton, a partner in the Healthcare Division, and Alice Lam, Manatt Health manager, providing a roadmap for California in implementing national health reform.

The report "Implementing National Health Reform in California: Opportunities for Improved Access to Care," is geared to help state policymakers and stakeholders navigate the legislation and the challenges ahead in improving Californians' access to care. It addresses provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that invest in the health care delivery workforce and infrastructure and those that realign resources to enhance access to care. A summary outlining each ACA provision is also presented along with the effective date; the responsible entities; the decisions, tasks and considerations facing California as implementation progresses; and the "bottom line." The report was informed by the perspectives of 14 state officials, stakeholders and thought leaders.

This report is the second in a series of reports on which Manatt Health Solutions and the California HealthCare Foundation have collaborated. The initial report "Implementing National Health Reform in California: Changes to Public and Private Insurance," was published in June 2010.

To read the report on the CHCF website, click here.



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