Benefits And Gaps Of The Affordable Care Act

767 WordsOct 4, 20154 Pages
Students, Good afternoon! Thanks for contributing to the discussion forum for Week Two. This week, you shared your experiences in advocating for health policies, offered ideas for using the Donabedian model, and discussed the benefits and gaps of the Affordable Care Act. This week’s discussion post had strong chatter, respectful dialogue, and nuggets of truth that hopefully reminded each of us how we can better advocate for and educate the patients we serve, as well as how to evaluate the structure, processes, and outcome of our clinical care. Many of your comments resonated with me, so to wrap up our week, I wanted to share a few of these to summarize our learnings. These are as follows: This system was used to determine if a member who has had some kind of illness or disability while in the military that is normally disqualifying from military service, can still serve. We had a large backlog of people in the process for a variety of reasons. This was unacceptable as it impacted not only mission readiness, but also real people 's lives (Orenich, 2015). Due in part to the efforts of advocates including my student group, The Clean Indoor Air Act, Act 27 of 2008, was signed into law on June 13, 2008. The legislation prohibits smoking in a public place or a workplace and lists examples of what is considered a public place (Allen, 2015). One thing I have to remind myself of, occasionally, anytime we are discussing policy, is that what we are talking about actually affects
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