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The Growing Pains Of Health Care Reform

Five years after Congress signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, Journalsmallthe sweeping health care reform measure has impacted the local medical system in a number of ways.

The stated goal of the reform, dubbed Obamacare, is to provide more Americans with access to affordable, quality health insurance and reduce the growth in health care spending.

Accountable care organizations, physician consolidation, hospital revenues and insurance rates all factor into the ever-changing health industry playing field.

David L. Hill, a physician with KidzCare Pediatrics’ Leland office, said he has seen mixed results as elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are implemented.