How the Affordable Care Act will strengthen primary care and benefit patients, providers, and payers.

@article{Abrams2011HowTA,
  title={How the Affordable Care Act will strengthen primary care and benefit patients, providers, and payers.},
  author={Melinda K Abrams and Rachel Nuzum and Stephanie Mika and Georgette Lawlor},
  journal={Issue brief},
  year={2011},
  volume={1},
  pages={1-28}
}
Although primary care is fundamental to health system performance, the United States has undervalued and underinvested in primary care for decades. This brief describes how the Affordable Care Act will begin to address the neglect of America's primary care system and, wherever possible, estimates the potential impact these efforts will have on patients, providers, and payers. The health reform law includes numerous provisions for improving primary care: temporary increases in Medicare and… CONTINUE READING

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