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The Affordable Care Act as Translational Research

Editorial  by Harry P. Selker, William H. Frist, and Stuart H. Altman

Primarily created to expand healthcare access, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has secondary features that all researchers should be excited for. The authors note that the ACA creates flexible provisions to innovate in many dimensions of healthcare delivery: payment, care coordination, information technology, and organizational structure. After an easy-to-digest overview of the main functions of the ACA, this article encourages informing the American public of the value of policy experimentation (much like biomedical experimentation) to improve healthcare for everyone.  Read article here.

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