Stories of the ACA's Impact at Year 5

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<br /><p>Today on <em></em><a href="/blog/2015/affordable-care-act-what-are-facts-after-five-years"><em>The</em> <em>Commonwealth Fund Blog,</em> </a>David Blumenthal, M.D., reviews evidence of the Affordable Care Act's impact on coverage, care, and costs at the five-year mark and introduces the Fund's new resources marking the law's fifth year: </p>
<p><strong>The Affordable Care Act at Five Years: How the Law Is Changing the Delivery of Care in the U.S. </strong></p>
<p>This multimedia-rich digital feature examines the nation’s largest effort, so far, to improve the quality of U.S. health care and contain costs.</p>
<p><strong>The Affordable Care Act at Five Years: How the Law Is Changing Health Coverage in the U.S.</strong></p>
<p>This companion feature tells the stories of people whose lives and work have been touched—and sometimes transformed—by coverage expansions and improvements brought about by the ACA. </p>
<p><strong>The Affordable Care Act's Payment and Delivery System Reforms: A Progress Report at Five Years</strong></p>
<p>This brief describes the ACA's major new initiatives, demonstrations, and resources to encourage the provision of high-value health care that is more responsive to the needs of patients, families, caregivers, and communities. It also documents the reforms' early quality and cost effects. </p>
<p>"It is time to let the facts guide our discussions of the future of the Affordable Care Act," says Blumenthal. </p> Read more