A Comprehensive Overview Of The Affordable Care Act

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Drafted by congress under the recommendation of president Barack Obama, signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President after long legislative debates, the Affordable Care Act 's main purpose is to provide access to affordable and comprehensive health coverage to millions uninsured Americans who do not have coverage or adequate coverage, those who would be denied coverage under the previous insurance practice either base on pre-existing condition, gender or age, while controlling the cost of health care. (New York Time, October 26, 2014) The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Affordable Care Act, examine the nine titles of the law, their effectiveness as well as their impact on the nursing practice today

While the bill was signed to law in March 2010, it would several years for all the reform in the law to be implemented,
To have a better understanding of Affordable Care Act, one must address the nine main components of the law, referred to as the XI titles of the Affordable Care Act (Senate.gov 2014) they are as follow:

Title 1 addresses the need of quality, affordable health care for all Americans, this title addresses customer protection and processing time period of implementation of the affordable Care which would happen over a period of approximately six years. Coverage used to be denied based on several factors, including patient past medical history, ages, for example, children coverage used to be ended at the age of 21 for many
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