Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I. HEALTH LITERACY AND HEALTH CARE REFORM

Health Literacy Until Now

II. HEALTH LITERACY AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Definition

Direct Mentions

Indirect Provisions

Insurance Reform, Outreach, and Enrollment

Individual Protections, Equity, and Special Populations

Workforce Development

Health Information

Public Health, Health Promotion, and Prevention & Wellness

Innovations in Quality and the Delivery and Costs of Care

III. CONCLUSION

IV. APPENDICES

Appendix A: Summary of ACA Provisions with Potential Implications for Health Literacy

Appendix B: Instances of “Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate” in the ACA

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a nonprofit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children and adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders, and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care. CHCS works with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers and consumer groups to develop innovative programs that better serve Medicaid beneficiaries with complex and high-cost health care needs. Its program priorities are: improving quality and reducing racial and ethnic disparities; integrating care for people with complex and special needs; and building Medicaid leadership and capacity.



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