Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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Maxcine Bakhshizad Mr. Todd Mod “H” Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act Everest University What Is Affordable and What Isn’t? The healthcare industry in America has definitely changed over the last few decades. Our federal government has tried to mold and shape our country into a place where healthcare can be affordable for all families, not just the wealthy and those below the poverty line. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was created to bring about changes and healthcare reform for especially your average American middle-class family. The Obama Administration worked very diligently to ensure some type of change was made in present-day America that would last and finally be the reform that…show more content…
These are some of the immediate changes that have been made. Immediate Changes Without a doubt, for the past few years the healthcare industry has been asking for healthcare reform. “In 2010, two new healthcare laws were enacted, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law No. 111-148), hereafter referred to as the Affordable Care Act) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (Public Law No. 111-152). These acts cover a number of issues and represent significant changes in America’s healthcare industry.” (Elsevier, 2016) President Obama and his administration made it their business that as soon as he got elected, he would make sure that America had some type of healthcare reform. Changes needed to be made and kept. There were several laws put in place, but with these two specific laws put in place had made an immediate effect on our country and the previous healthcare laws that were set in stone were no more. For example, one of the first immediate changes to go into effect is that the insurance companies couldn’t deny coverage to children with pre-existing illnesses. This was a big one because there are so many children out there with all types of ailments. You have children with cancer, diabetes, asthma you name it. Furthermore, with the ObamaCare in place it puts more security on having healthcare for your children. Speaking of which, in addition to the first immediate law, the second is that
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