Patient Care And Affordable Care Act ( Ppaca ) And The Impact On Healthcare Workforce

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Patient Care and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Impact on Healthcare Workforce Today with the advanced progress of medical science and the health system capacity, the population‘s health care seeking behavior is much more improved. According to Commonwealth Fund analysis, the U.S. ranks last on every cost-related measure of access in healthcare. Therefore, healthcare becomes the top social and economic problem that American is dealing with. On March 23, 2010, the President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare systems after Medicare and Medicaid. PPACA is expected the coverage and expands access to health care for 32 million Americans. With the healthcare reform, it will implement many significant changes affecting hospital providers and employees. Healthcare profession shortage, heavier workloads on workers, and employer mandate will be the biggest problems that most healthcare organizations have to face with the PPACA regulation. With an estimated of 32 millions Americans are expected to gain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, a sizable workforce will be needed to meet the demand. According to Anderson, the healthcare workforce has been facing a critical shortfall of health professionals (2014). Based on the report that was conducted by Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States will face a shortage of more than
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