Health Care Facilities Throughout The U.s. Essay

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Introduction This informational document contains data about why health care facilities throughout the U.S. are or will be changing policies and protocols because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 health reform using cost, access, and quality related issues, as well as how addressed these issues. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS, 2015), the ACA is an act the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) passed in 2010 that President Obama signed into law on March 23, 2010. The ACA help individuals, families and small business owners stay in control of their health care (HHS, 2015). As the ACA, on the surface shows that more people can access a better healthcare, subjacent impeding factors, such as cost for employees and employers, accessibility, simplicity in enrolment process, as well as, quality of insurance can negatively impact how potential beneficiary enjoy these new services. In fact, scholars found that too many people in the United States are not reaching their full potential for health because of preventable conditions (Koh & Sebelius, 2010). Cost The CBO indicates that the ACA is fully paid for, provides coverage to more than 94% of Americans while staying under the $900 billion limit that President Obama established, which bends the health care cost curve, and eases the deficit over the next ten years and beyond (HHS, 2015). However, others indicate that the ACA comes with higher premiums cost based on rating
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