Practice Management Information Center
More than 700,000 Americans uninsured in 2017 vs 2016, despite broad economic improvement.
Although the Affordable Care Act's future may be uncertain, nurse practitioner and physician assistant roles will continue to expand to meet primary care needs.
While the new Republican majority in Congress has vowed to repeal or rework the law, President Barack Obama has said he would veto any such efforts.
The Waiting Room
The ACA's effect on PAs is still unclear. What is clear is that PA's ability to adapt with a changing health care environment will be increasingly important in this tumultuous time.
Allergy and Immunology Information Center
Researchers sough to assess whether the cost of the EpiPen affected patient emergency department visits and length of hospital stay before and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
The Waiting Room
Public opinion polls support the views of professional organizations, with 60% of Americans opposing the new American Health Care Act, 31% supporting it, and 9% undecided.
Pulmonology Information Center
While the ACA effectively reversed coverage losses for patients with airway disease, neither care affordability nor disparities improved for these patients.
Three health care clinicians discuss the advantages and disadvantages of repealing the Affordable Care Act and how the change would impact their practice.
The American Association of Family Physicians is urging Congress to end the federal shutdown to avoid gaps in disability coverage, delays in CMS payments.
Despite recognizing the benefit of increased access, many healthcare providers oppose aspects of the law.