Anonymous (2007). EDITORIAL: Universal care: The United States’ system of health care delivery is inadequate, broken and needs to be replaced. Knight Ridder Tribune Business News. Washington: Aug 15, 2007.


Davidson, H. R., & Stavich, S. P. (2011). The patient protection and affordable care act and health care fraud sentences. Federal Sentencing Reporter, 23(3), 233-238.


Filson, C. P., Hollingsworth, J. M., Skolarus, T. A., Quentin Clemens, J., & Hollenbeck, B. K. (2011). Health care reform in 2010: Transforming the delivery system to improve quality of care. World Journal of Urology, 29(1), 85-90. 


Fuchs, V. R. and Emanuel, E. J. (2005). Health Care reform: Why? What? When? Health Affairs 24 (6), 1399.


Kellis, Dana S,M.D., F.A.C.H.E., Rumberger, Jill S,PhD., M.B.A., & Bartels, B., F.A.C.H.E. (2010). Healthcare reform and the hospital industry: What can we expect? Journal of Healthcare Management, 55(4), 283-96; discussion 296-7.


Wells Fargo Small Business Roundup (2008). Reforming Health Care reform. Retrieved from


Optional Reading


Edge, S. B., M.D., Zwelling, Leonard A,M.D., M.B.A., & Hohn, D. C., M.D. (2010). The anticipated and unintended consequences of the patient protection and affordable care act on cancer research. The Cancer Journal, 16(6), 606-613.


Huntoon, K. M., McCluney, C. J., Scannell, C. A., Wiley, E. A., Bruno, R., Andrews, A., & Gorman, P. (2011). Healthcare reform and the next generation: United states medical student attitudes toward the patient protection and affordable care act. PLoS One, 6(9)


Kinney, E. D. (2011). Comparative effectiveness research under the patient protection and affordable care act: Can new bottles accommodate old wine? American Journal of Law and Medicine, 37(4), 522-66.


President signs bill forestalling medicare physician payment cut for 1 year. (2011). Infectious Disease News, 24(1), 4.




Health Reform (2009). The President’s Message on Health Reform. Retrieved from .


The overall goal of the Session Long Project is to examine health care delivery in the United States. Please read the article “Healthcare Reform in 2010: Transforming the Delivery System to Improve the Quality of Care” by Filson, Hollingsworth, Skolarus, Clemens, and Hollenbeck. After reading the article, please respond to the following questions.


1.            What is the intended purpose of the PPACA that was signed into law in 2010? Will it meet its intended purpose based on what you’ve read in this article and from your own research on the topic?


2.            What do the authors state are the issues with the quality of care being provided?


3.            Identify and discuss the four mechanisms that wil be implemented by the PPACA.


SLP Assignment Expectations


Use information from the modular home and background pages as well as other credible and peer-reviewed sources retrieved from a library or an Internet search.



LENGTH: 2-3 pages typed and double-spaced using 12pt Times New Roman font and 1-inch page margins. Please use headers throughout the paper. This will aid you in not overlooking vital elements of the

Please be sure to cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of the paper (at least 3 references). 




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