Affordable Care Act ( Medicaid )

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Introduction Affordable care act is a law that was passed in March of 2010 to help decrease health care cost and make it more affordable for all Americans. The affordable care act is set to decrease the number of uninsured Americans, qualify more for Medicare and Medicaid, increase the quality of care, promote prevention, extending funding for the children, and help with funding in the communities. The goal for affordable care act is to have everyone insured, no matter what income class you are in. The affordable care act is there to insure everyone so that prevention will increase. It will increase by being able to get check ups and children being able to receive vaccination. If you are not able to qualify for Medicare or Medicaid there…show more content…
Lack of cost control within the healthcare is also a con. The affordable care act is good for the industry and will become better once everything is figured out. In order to make insurance affordable to all there were extensive private health insurance regulatory reforms, particularly in the small group and non-group markets, there were tax credits offered to the smallest lowest-wage employers for the purchase of health insurance, there were reductions in cost-sharing associated with recommended preventive care. For example if you signed up with a fitness center you can get a 50% discount on your insurance. The market exchange was established for the purchase of private coverage plus subsidies for the individual purchase of coverage and for the cost-sharing of the modest income. “The affordable care act also expanded the eligibility for the Medicaid program to all non-elderly with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($23,000 to $32,000 for a family of four in 2012) starting in 2014, which helped phase out the Medicare prescription drug benefit coverage gap, a.k.a. the “doughnut hole”.” To make sure that everyone is complying with the rule of everyone needs to have healthcare coverage there was a penalty set up for those that failed to comply. The penalty was if you did not have insurance by the set date you will receive a tax penalty that you will have to pay when filling your taxes. There are financial requirements that large- and medium sized
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