Health Care Post ACA: A Case Study

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President Obama, on March 23, 2010 signed The Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law was put into place as a comprehensive health insurance reform (Assistant, 2015). The ACA puts preventive care, which includes family planning and related care and renders it more accessible and affordable to countless Americans (Assistant,2015). Additionally, the ACA extends Medicaid to all States equally, it sustains Children Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), while simplifying enrollment for families and individuals (Assistant, 2015). In addition, the ACA boosts community-based care for American with disabilities, and gives States motivation to strategies on how to improve care and the coordination of services for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries (Assistant, 2015).…show more content…
Previous surveys have shown a significant decrease in the uninsured rate since early 2014. Using Q4. Is there a place that you usually go to when they need advice about health care post ACA? as my dependent variable and MSA status as my independent. How does MSA relate to where people go when they need advice about health care post ACA. Null Hypothesis: MSA status does not heave an impact on where people go for healthcare advice post ACA. Alternative Hypothesis: MSA status does have an impact on where people go for healthcare advice post…show more content…
The participants were interviewed on history of health, care experiences, and relevant life events from their coverage in 2008 to the time of the interview (Allen, Wright, & Baicker, 2014). The information was then compared to participant’s existing data, including insurance history, self-reported physical and mental health, use of health care, and financial information related to medical costs and debt (Allen, Wright, & Baicker, 2014). The researchers then created a timeline where participants indicated their health history over the past two to three years. The result showed that newly insured enrollees barely used their coverage. In addition, the new enrollees received care occasionally, and when they did, it was mainly for acute care needs. Researchers found that one-third enrollees felt that were in good health and did not need to use their Medicaid, they found that many of the individuals were males under the age of forty (Allen, Wright, & Baicker, 2014). The research showed the expansion of Medicaid had significant improvements in self reported health and access to care in the first year. Additionally, there were several limitations that could affected the results.
However, Medicaid’s effects on health remains surprisingly sparse, especially for adults (Sommers, Baicker, & Epstein, 2012). Previous research has shown that Medicaid expansions in the 1980s reduced mortality among infants and children,
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