FOCUS ON: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Health Care Law

Medi-Cal Expansion and Creation of Health Benefit Exchange Have Already Begun in California

Long before the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark July 28 decision on health care reform, California already had begun moving to expand Medi-Cal coverage for low-income residents. The state also was the first to begin setting up an exchange through which others could obtain health insurance — all in preparation of reforms that will be enacted starting January 2014 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more

Supreme Court Ruling a Significant Step to Improving Health in America

Experts at UCSF say the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s health care law has the potential to significantly improve the health of the nation and the education of future health professionals. Read more

Affordable Care Act: Next Challenge to Turn Health Coverage into Access

A day after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care law, experts from UCSF and UC Hastings College of the Law dissected the decision’s significance for health care in America. Read more

UCSF Headlines Health Care Reform

UCSF Community Awaits U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law
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Family Medicine Anniversary Addresses Changing Climate of Health Care
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UCSF Students Pack Classroom to Learn About Health Care Reform
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UCSF Health Experts Shape Historic Blueprint for Women’s Health Care
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Implementing Health Care Reform; Early Learnings From California
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Health Care Reform Anniversary Highlights Interest in Primary Care
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Policy Expert Explains California Leadership in Health Care Reform
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UCSF Community Reacts to Health Care Reform Law
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House Passes Landmark Bill Making Health Care More Available
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Policy Expert Brindis Takes the Pulse of Health Care Reform Efforts
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UCSF Commentators Call for Health Reform to Revitalize Primary Care
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Interview: Kevin Grumbach: Single Minded for Single Payer
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Timeline of Health Care Law

Feb. 24, 2009: President Barack Obama promises health care reform in his first address to a Joint Session of Congress

March 5, 2009: The White House convenes a summit on reforming health care

Sept. 9, 2009: President Obama lays out his vision for health care reform during an address to a Joint Session of Congress

Dec. 24, 2009: The U.S. Senate passes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by a vote of 60–39 with all Democrats and two Independents voting for, and all Republicans voting against it

Jan. 27, 2010: In first State of the Union address, President Obama focuses on health care reform

Feb. 25, 2010: The White House hosts a bipartisan summit on reform that leads to a productive discussion... Read more