A Brief Note On The Affordable Care Act

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Access to care is a distress to nurses today. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed to help lighten restraints to access to care. With the multitude of legislation, guidelines, and rules enforced by bureaucracy offices, private division underwriters, and institutes, nurses are challenged concerning the intertwine fluxes of budget limitations and the ability to provide to proper quality of care. As a result of the limited access to adequate healthcare services, there are multiple problems that surround the healthcare systems need for policy change. The issues that nurses are faced with are health disparities, access to services, patient protection and well-being, and overall health care outcomes (Abood, 2007). The fact that people…show more content…
On the flip side, potential benefits include more affordable choices and higher quality care. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides more access to affordable care and helps alleviate some of the stresses on nurses today. In 2009, the number of people without insurance was estimated at 50.7 million (Health Policy, 2013). Many individuals and families have limited access to adequate healthcare services ultimately due to disparities in health and health care in America. Poor health outcomes and lower quality health care have been the result of unending disputes in disparities. Disparities are viewed as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual orientation. Disparities have been recorded for many eras and, even with thorough changes in population health over a while, many disparities have continued and, in some basic facts, enlarged (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2012). These populations have a tendency to not get preventive care or early intervention services and use more expensive services such as, the emergency room. In the past, health care for the poverty-stricken have been governed more as a welfare program. This has contributed to large disparities throughout the nation in who among the underprivileged has access to what types of medical services.
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