Affordable Care Act Of 2010 ( Aca )

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Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) was designed to make medical insurance coverage affordable for all American citizens. Provisions were established to make certain uninsured individuals and no or low-income households can qualify for Medicaid or coverage through one of the health insurance marketplace exchange. North Carolina is viewed as an example of the impact the ACA would have on the nation. North Carolina is one of the states that chose not to expand Medicaid (Holmes, 2013). In this paper, I will explain my analysis of the impact of the ACA on North Carolina’s adolescent and young adult, working, non-working, and childless adult population.
Impact on North Carolina’s Uninsured
The enactment of the ACA in 2014 would make it possible for more working and nonworking parents to qualify for Medicaid. Based on the income levels, 51% of working and 37% of nonworking parents qualified for Medicaid prior to the ACA. Afterwards, the percentage increased to 138% for working and nonworking parents, and childless individuals. The projections showed a 38% increase in the number of children 6-18 eligible for Medicaid coverage and fewer on the North Carolina’s Health Choice insurance plan. This increase would have been huge based on the case study (Short, 2013). State officials chose not to go with the Medicaid expansion program, and instead offered marketplace exchanges. This could mean North Carolina would potentially have a large number of uninsured
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