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The Role of Safety Net Facilities in the Era of Health Care Reform

Safety net facilities will continue to fulfill an important function after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). To better understand the role of free clinics and other health care safety net facilities in the era of health reform, the resources contained in this section review some of the key issues surrounding health care reform such as integrating delivery systems, the health care workforce and safety net financing. Additional links are included of organizations which focus on policy.

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Role of Safety Net Providers in Implementation of the ACA/Overviews

Health Care Workforce/Safety Net Financing

Integrated Delivery Systems

Patient Education