Women's health and behavioral health issues in health care reform.


As health care reform promises to change the landscape of health care delivery, its potential impact on women's health looms large. Whereas health and mental health systems have historically been fragmented, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates integrated health care as the strategy for reform. Current systems fragment women's health not only in their primary care, mental health, obstetrical, and gynecological needs, but also in their roles as the primary caregivers for parents, spouses, and children. Changes in reimbursement, and in restructuring financing and care coordination systems through accountable care organizations and medical homes, will potentially improve women's health care.

DOI: 10.1080/1536710X.2013.870509

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@article{Chin2014WomensHA, title={Women's health and behavioral health issues in health care reform.}, author={Jean Lau Chin and Barbara W. K. Yee and Martha E Banks}, journal={Journal of social work in disability & rehabilitation}, year={2014}, volume={13 1-2}, pages={122-38} }