Private health insurance, including employer-based insurance, insurance sold on the ACA marketplaces, and other forms of individual health insurance coverage.
The federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and for other adults who qualify due to having a permanent disability or end-stage renal disease.
State-federal partnerships that provide health coverage for people with low incomes, children, pregnant women, parents of dependent children and disabled individuals.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010.
The drivers of health care costs, federal spending, consumer spending, and industry consolidation.
Innovations in payment and delivery systems, in both the public and private sectors.
The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age that affect their health.
Behavioral health, addiction, and the health care system that treats these issues.
Protecting and improving the health of communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles, research, and detection and control of infectious diseases.
Formal and informal aid that focuses on those who are unable to take care of themselves due to age, disability or illness.
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