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1Health Care Reform & EquityArticle Review: “Health Care Reform and Equity: Promise, Pitfalls, and PrescriptionsCari StoneLiberty University
2Health Care Reform & EquityAbstractIn the article, “Health Care Reform and Equity: Promise, Pitfalls, and Prescriptions,” it examinesthe absence of progress that has been made in the previous years. The Affordable Care Act was enacted to provide insurance coverage to the millions of uninsured but will require additional reforms to accomplish its goals. “Health care reforms, many not slated for enactment until 2014, offer an unprecedented opportunity to create a more equitable patient-responsive health care system.” (Fiscella 2011). The article discusses to main issues that are hindering the process of thereform. One challenge the article presents is “is aligning health care resources with patient’s needs,” stating that the health care reform has little in addressing this issue. The second issue the article presents is “revitalization of primary care, particularly for underserved patients. This

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