Federal Health Care Reform
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into federal law on March 23, 2010, dramatically changes the structure within which state health systems operate. The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services conducted preliminary analyses of the new law in the months after it passed. Information from those early reports are available on the Department’s website – Understanding the New Federal Health Care Laws.
The Alaska Health Care Commission is tracking implementation of the law at the federal level and in Alaska, and receives quarterly updates.
The Commission also contracted with Mark A. Foster and Associates through the Institute for Social & Economic Research at the University of Alaska to analyze the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act in Alaska.