Health care coverage issues are still front and center when the media talks about the Affordable Care Act. However, the delivery system reform elements of the law are quietly having a profound impact on today’s health care landscape.
California’s implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) holds tremendous opportunity for both health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) delivery. This brief describes the state’s implementation of key ACA provisions to improve services for older adults and persons with disabilities, and notes additional recommendations for system transformation.
On May 14, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. released the “May Revision”, reflecting updated estimates for the state revenue and spending for the 2015-16 budget. This fact sheet highlights items included in the May Revision that impact health and human service programs serving California’s older adults and people with disabilities.
The SCAN Foundation's (TSF) Linkage Lab Academy provided training and technical assistance to six community-based organizations in California seeking partnerships with the health care sector. On May 4th, TSF hosted a webinar that explored the outcomes and lessons learned from the Linkage Lab Academy.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has endured its share of controversy, facing both legal challenges and implementation difficulties. Even with these struggles, the ACA has created landmark improvements to our health care delivery system. Before the ACA, many Americans lacked access to affordable health insurance; today, over 16 million previously uninsured Americans have coverage.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, created landmark opportunities to transform our nation’s health care delivery system. Recognizing that health care and social issues impact a person’s health outcomes and wellbeing, key elements of the ACA sought to change the care delivery and LTSS landscape in an effort to help people access the right services and supports to meet their individualized needs.