The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the broadest change to the U.S. healthcare system since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. Although the act is phased in over eight years, the dramatic increase in access—more than 32 million new lives and 15 million better insured beneficiaries—will overwhelm the system, causing a prolonged funding crisis starting in 2015.
|Fredrick W.K. Brown|
I see a window of opportunity for the medical supply, device, and diagnostics industry to benefit from the ACA by implementing targeted strategic programs before the massive influx of new beneficiaries.
Half of the 32 million newly insured will be covered under Medicaid; competing successfully in the Medicaid market...