President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in March 2010. Many of the law’s provisions directly affect health care providers. Examine the following websites:
The Affordable Care Act’s Key Features: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html
The Affordable Care Act and Other Changes in Health Care: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf
What are the most critical aspects of the Affordable Care Act in terms of community and public health? What is the nurse’s role in enforcing this law?