The Affordable Care Act Special Collection was actively curated from 2010 until 2018. A bibliography .csv file detailing the contents of the collection is available to download (see “Explore” menu). Titles continue to be accessible, but the collection is no longer actively curated.

Archived date: August 29, 2022

Collection title: Affordable Care Act Special Collection

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Availability: 2010-2018

Title count: 274 titles

Creator: IssueLab, a service of Candid.

Description: The passage of the Affordable Care Act represents an historic change in the way health insurance has been handled in the United States. With political discourse about the act continuing to occupy public policy debates and the news media, this collection attempts to shed light on the impact of the policy on citizens and providers as well as examine how the ACA is affecting quality, access, and costs of care.

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Hospital Community Benefits After the ACA: Partnerships for Community Health Improvement

February 28, 2012

Examines states' and localities' efforts to promote community health and systemic change through collaborations focused on community health needs assessments, priority setting, strategic planning, and the implementation of health improvement initiatives.

Improving Quality of Care

Hospital Community Benefits After the ACA: Building on State Experience

April 27, 2011

Analyzes hospitals' requirements to conduct community health needs assessments, financial assistance and billing and collection policies, and community benefit reporting and oversight strategies. Notes implications for federal and state law and practice.

Improving Quality of Care; Increasing Access to Care; Lowering Costs of Care