The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Many of the provisions of the law directly affect health care providers. Review the following online resources:
- Key Features of the Affordable Care Act: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html
- Health Care Transformation: the Affordable Care Act and More: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf
What are the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act in relation to community and public health? What is the role of the nurse in implementing this law?