Health Reform Topics

Health Reform Topics

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) envisions a transformation of the United States’ health care system. Virtually comprehensive in scope, the ACA addresses all aspects of American health care and nearly all stakeholders involved in the system. The law addresses the delivery of health care services; the financing of health care costs; the reimbursement of health care providers; the availability and components of health care insurance coverage; and the legal obligations of health care providers, and impacts stakeholders throughout the system including, government delivered health care programs, commercial health plans and insurers, all types of health care providers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, and health care consumers and their employers. As the ACA is implemented, assuming its survival in the face of constitutional challenges, the effects on these stakeholders will be wide-ranging and, in many ways, unpredictable. 

Ropes & Gray has designed this section of the Health Reform Resource Center to provide a complete collection of regulations and guidance issued by the Federal government, and expert, Ropes & Gray analysis on the implementation of the ACA. These resources are divided into the topics listed in the left-hand column of this page. The topics are continuously updated with the most current resources available, and you are encouraged to regularly consult these pages.