Everything’s on the table

Source: Robert Barkin, American City and County, Vol. 129 no. 10, October 2014

Local governments operate within the Affordable Care Act to create unique health systems. … While political leaders in Congress and state capitals across the nation continue to debate the merits of the controversial health reform law, there is clear evidence that the nation’s health system is undergoing a pervasive redesign that continues to evolve as ACA’s provisions take hold. Leaders in public health remain uncertain about the exact contours of this new health system and what role the traditional public health system will play. …