Creating an effective and efficient publicly sponsored health care delivery system
An effective and efficient publicly sponsored health care delivery system can increase access to care, improve health care outcomes, and reduce spending. By integrating Federally subsidized services such as community health centers (CHC), public hospitals, and residency training programs, a publicly sponsored health care delivery system can be created. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes measures that support primary care generally and CHCs in particular. A publicly sponsored health care delivery system combining primary care based in CHCs with public hospitals and the specialists that serve them could also benefit from incentives in the Affordable Care Act for the creation of accountable care organizations, and reimbursement based on quality and cost control.
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