Addressing Health Outcomes : Affordable Care Act

1110 WordsFeb 28, 20175 Pages
Addressing Health Outcomes Affordable Care Act: In the United States, nearly one in three women ages 18-64 live at or below the 200% poverty level. Poverty level is based on an annual earnings of a household and how many people reside within the home. A 200% poverty level for a single woman is currently set at $23,760 per year. According to the Kaiser Women’s Health Survey from 2013, 15% of women categorize their health as fair or poor and about 43% have health conditions that require monitoring and treatment. (16). Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, there have been great efforts to improve quality of health care among patients, providers and coordinators. The rate of uninsured Americans fell from 18 million in 2014 to…show more content…
This includes services that address the whole person including mental health, alcohol or substance use, diet and nutrition, and other individual factors that affect health outcomes. Title X: America’s Family Planning Program Title X has been apart of the United States medical care system since 1970, when it was enacted as a part of the Public Health Service Act by President Nixon. Title X was designed to cater to women of low income populations as serve as comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services. It is designed to mainly provide care for women and men of extremely low income, or uninsured men and women whom do not have access to proper healthcare. According to plannedparenthoodaction.org, Title X funding provides more than 4.1 million women with family planning services that include; well-woman exams, cervical and breast cancer screenings, birth control and STD testing services.(12) With the affordable birth control options provided by Title X, studies support that over 1 million unintended pregnancies are averted every year. Avoiding unintended pregnancies would actually save the taxpayers money in the long run, estimating a savings of $15.5 billion each year. (12). Title X program aims to reduce disparities in health care among women of color and low socioeconomic status. Of the women who are supported by Title X, 21%
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