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 several 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
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.

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