AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics July 2015

This month in Journal of Ethics

Patient Care in the ACA Era

ObamaCare Facts reported at the end of first quarter 2015 that 16.4 million people had been covered by insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The most significant health care reform in the 50 years since Medicare and Medicaid, the ACA introduced initiatives designed not only to extend insurance coverage but to improve the value of the care patients receive, while holding rising costs in check. Contributors to the July issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics help readers—particularly physicians and physicians-to-be—understand what the ACA means for patients, clinical research, physician specialty choice, and physician payment.

Upcoming Issues

August The Bottom Line: Profit Motive in American Medicine

September Ethical Issues in Gynecologic Oncology

October Physicians, Human Rights, and Civil Liberties

November High Value Care

December Clinical Research Ethics

January Promises and Challenges in Patient- and Family-Centered Care