Beginning August 23, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System will come packaged with an access code card for a supplemental online chapter covering the March 2010 Health Care Reform Legislation. Titled Basics of U.S. Health Care Reform, this 15-page analysis explores the major components of the ten titles of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) and offers a discussion of their impact on the U.S. healthcare system. Basics of the U.S. Health Care System provides students with a broad, fundamental introduction to the workings of the healthcare industry. Engaging and activities-oriented, Basics of the U.S. Health Care System offers an especially accessible overview of the major concepts of healthcare operations, the role of government, public and private financing, as well as ethical and legal issues.Each chapter features review exercises and Web resources that make studying this complex industry both enjoyable and easy. Students of various disciplines including healthcare administration, business, nursing, public health, and others will discover in Basics of the U.S. Health Care System a practical guide that prepares them for professional opportunities in this rapidly growing sector.