Health Affairs January 13, 2020
Susan DeVore

In 2020, the Affordable Care Act will turn 10 years old. Since it became law and ushered in sizable reforms across our industry, some aspects of health care have improved dramatically, while new problems have emerged that require remediation. In other words, health care reform has been neither the catastrophe, nor the cure-all, that the pundits predicted.  

As we step into a new decade, it seems fitting to take some stock of where we’ve been and where we’re likely headed. While this year’s election does make prognostication difficult, not every policy is polarizing and not every shift ahead is being led by the federal government. At this point, the private sector is poised and ready to implement many sweeping...