Author Affiliations: Department of Health Policy & Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Sommers); Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC (Drs Sommers and Bindman); and Department of Medicine, Health Policy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco (Dr Bindman).
The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010 signaled a dramatic moment for the US health care system. Featuring expanded health coverage for millions of individuals, insurance reforms, and a commitment to testing numerous approaches to improving the delivery of medical care, the ACA affects nearly every aspect of the practice of medicine. These changes raise the question: how do physicians in general and the next generation of physicians in particular—young physicians, residents, and medical students—view the ACA?
Sommers BD, Bindman AB. New Physicians, the Affordable Care Act, and the Changing Practice of Medicine. JAMA. 2012;307(16):1697–1698. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.523