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Health Care Delivery Reform: Will the ACA’s Changes Stick?
California Healthline

While the Affordable Care Act has been a “major innovation driver for health care system transformation,” there are still barriers to obtaining and paying for health care — especially long-term care.

“Over the last several decades, the nation’s health care delivery and long-term care systems have become even more fragmented — leading to confusion, poor health outcomes and higher costs of care,” Bruce Chernof, president and CEO of the SCAN Foundation, asserted in a March opinion piece. At the same time, the need for long-term care services has increased “dramatically” over the past 20 years, Chernof pointed out, but just one-third of Americans ages 40 and older have saved money to pay for such care.