Healthcare Legislation in the United States

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Analysis of S.27 the "Preserve Access to Affordable Generics" Act Analysis Healthcare legislation in the United States has been a hot topic for many years now, and the introduction of the so-called "healthcare law has" only invigorated that. While it is important for a healthcare professional to understand the impact of the larger healthcare law, it is also important to know how other bills before Congress impact patients and the economy as a whole. One such bill under consideration by the United States Senate is S.27 designated that "Preserve Access to Affordable Generics" Act (this was previously designated S.369 (Policy and Medicine, 2011)). The goal of this paper is to examine this bill as to economic impact, equity, administrative resources, and the role of the nurse. The bill was introduced by Senator Kohl (WI) due to the practice in which drug companies provide money to makers of generic medications to delay the introduction of certain generic medications (Policy and Medicine, 2011). The reason that the original maker of the drug would want to delay the production of a generic is that they make more money of they maintain exclusive rights to sell a certain medication. Unfortunately, the public ostensibly loses in this transaction because the drug company is not forced to reduce the price at which they sell the drug (Open Congress, 2012). This makes healthcare costs increase overall. The bill would save these costs to consumers as it would ensure that generic
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