This is the second of two podcast episodes that I created specifically for my first-year medical student class. It discusses the evolution of physician payment, the major components of the Affordable Care Act, and proposals for future health care reforms. If you haven't yet listened to episode 1, which provides some basic background information on the U.S. health system, you can find it here. And I don't intend to stop at two episodes, so if you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast feed to receive notifications when I release more later this year. My P3 podcast will also soon be available on ITunes, Google Play, Spotify, and Stitcher. Thanks for listening!