Affordable Care Act Committee

This committee advises EMSAAC members on relevant issues related to impacts of the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obama Care"), a highly-debated healthcare reform law that became fully effective January 2014. In December 2017 the "individual mandate" of the Act that required Americans to purchase health coverage or pay a penalty was removed, beginning in 2019. The effects of any successor legislation will need to be carefully evaluated for its potential impact on EMS. The Committee has created a Dropbox Account to share important documents related to this rapidly evolving topic. For more information, please contact: Tom Lynch.
Current committee members include:
  • Tom Lynch, Inland Counties EMS Chair
  • Dan Lynch, Central California EMS
  • Pat Frost, Contra Costa County EMS
  • Nancy Lapolla, San Mateo County EMS
  • Vickie Pinette, Sierra-Sacramento Valley EMS
  • Clarence Teem, Tuolumne County EMS
Access this URL ( Care Act Impacts on California EMS[Approved March 17, 2015]300 kB
Access this URL ( Diego Regional Health Information Exchange[San Diego Beacon - May 2013]3485 kB
Access this URL ( Care Act and Healthcare Reform[Hospital Assn of Southern California - May 2013]993 kB
Access this URL ( Reform Seen As Unparalleled Opportunity for EMS[JEMS article - October 2012]0 kB
Access this URL ( 678 - Supplemental Reimbursement for Medi-Cal Transports by Public Agencies[Signed by Governor Brown - October 2, 2012]76 kB
Download this file (EMSAAC Healthcare Reform Committee report  12-3-12 final.doc)EMSAAC Healthcare Reform Committee Report[December 4, 2012]36 kB
Download this file (Readmission_Guide.pdf)Guidelines for Reducing Hospital Readmissions[American Hospital Association - January 2010]644 kB
Download this file (CAA Impact of HCR Slides 9-19-12.ppt)CAA Presentation: Impact of Healthcare Reform on California EMS[September 19, 2012]1968 kB

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