Slide 6. Implications of PPACA for Addressing Health Inequalities in the United States (continued)

Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color

Slide 6. Implications of PPACA for Addressing Health Inequalities in the United States (continued).

Improving Access to Health Care:

  • Doubles funding to expand Community Health Centers (CHCs).
  • Funds to expand oral and behavioral health care services in CHCs.
  • Expands funding for National Health Service Corps.
  • Increases Medicaid payments for primary care services to 100% of Medicare payment rates for 2013 and 2014.
  • Authorizes funds for school-based health centers, nurse-managed health clinics, and Community Health Teams to support medical homes.

Contents

Current as of May 2012
Internet Citation: Slide 6. Implications of PPACA for Addressing Health Inequalities in the United States (continued): Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Implications of the Affordable Care Act for Communities of Color. May 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/events/nac/2012-04-nac/smedley/smedleyslide6.html