Health Care Reform And The Affordable Care Act

1739 Words Aug 18th, 2014 7 Pages
The passage exhibits the 2010 Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in the U.S. that put the topic of health care reform and health care costs in the national spotlight again. Once employers starting abandoning in managing the care. The purpose of this paper is discuss the Health Care Reforms of the key issues, challenges, opportunities and is the health care reform good thing or not. The enactment of the health care reform comes from the path of dependence. The Health Care Reform, was passed by President Obama, this is a federal government’s role that is financed by delivering a health care system. “The Supreme Court upheld most of the Obama administration’s 2010 health care law, allowing the government to fine people who declines to buy medical insurance” (Clemmitt, M., 2012, p 1). The court rendered its decision by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring the uninsured to buy medical or pay a penalty. “The court also narrowed the ACA conditions where states either agree to the new federal grants to pay for expanded the Medicaid coverage or rising losing all the money they receive from Washington for their Medicaid programs” (Clemmitt, M., 2012, p 1). “The federal government serves as a financial conduit collecting money from taxpayers and funneling it through the federal government to pay mostly private-sector providers for delivering health care” (Jaffe, S, 2009, p 2). This is creating public or government run health insurance plan that would compete…
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