Healthcare Reform Implementation. A Single Mother Of A

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Healthcare Reform Implementation
A single mother of a toddler just learned that she is pregnant. She recently filed for divorce against her abusive husband who is a heroin addict and now she is pregnant with their second child. This twenty-something-year-old mother is left working a minimum wage job, has limited support from her family, and is going through nursing school in attempt to make a better life for herself and her children. She struggles to put food on the table much less pay for health care services for herself and her young child. This despairing mother was myself. Without government health care resources, such as the medical card, and the Women, Infant, Child (WIC) program I personally would not have been able to become the
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Furthermore, these laws expanded government health insurance coverage to undeserved populations such as children and pregnant women (Nies & McEwen, 2014). Opposing the Affordable Care Act were the thousands of uninsured Americans who were now going to be charged monetary penalties by the U.S. government for being uninsured. This also brought a large outcry from conservative political parties. Many middle class working individuals felt that their hard-earned taxpayer dollars should not be spent for those who live off the governmental welfare system. This expansion of coverage in their minds simply provided an extension of free health care coverage to more none-contributing taxpaying individuals.
Healthcare Reform in My State Ohio homes a wide variety of financially secure and insecure populations. Per the U.S. Census Bureau (n.d.), Ohio claims a poverty rate of 14.8% and an average mean working income of $49,429 per year. With this statistic of poverty rate being less than a quarter, Ohio residents mostly consist of the working middle class. This means that most of the government assistant health care coverage known as Medicaid, is provided to cover those under the age of 18. Yet, the largest amount of costs is however disbursed to the elderly and those with disabilities rather then children who are covered through the plan (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014).
Positive Outcomes
Many positive outcomes have occurred with the implementation of health care reform
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