Changes in Nation's Health-Care System Up the Ante for Universities, Speakers Say

The changes coming to American health care through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other forces­—with a greater focus on preventive care—will require universities to rethink what they teach and how they interact with their communities, said several college and health-care experts who spoke on Sunday on a panel at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities' meeting here.

The health-care system is "moving away from paying on a piecework