Health Policy Issue Paper : Health Care

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Health Policy Issue Paper
Health care is our nation’s greatest strength and most serious challenge. The organizing, financing, and delivery of health care in the United States is affected by a broad range of forces such as public, private, national, as well as local (Shi & Singh, 2015). The main theme of the Obama campaign of 2008, was to change health care provisions that were preventing American’s from accessing adequate health care. In March 21010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed by the U.S. congress and signed into law by President Obama, aimed at creating significant changes that impact every health care organization (Shi & Singh, 2015). The PPACA was enacted with the goal of increasing the quality and affordability of health insurance and this goal is achieved by increasing the Medicaid coverage for low income, uninsured-adults under 65 years of age, with income up to 138% of the federal poverty level (Ayanian, 2013). Moreover, the Medicaid expansion demands for the full practice of advanced practice nurses, with the increase in the number of insured population and this will provide more autonomy in practice for advanced practice nurses. This paper discusses in detail about the PPACA, and one of its key components “Medicaid expansion policy’.
The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act
The PPACA, otherwise known as affordable care act or Obama care, enacted by congress in March 2010, and signed by President Obama, establishes the
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