Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Essay

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010 Janet Murphy Ashford University HCA 305 The U.S. Health Care System Instructor Charles Holmes August 17, 2015 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is also called the Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590, and ObamaCare Bill. President Barack Obama signed this into law on March 23, 2010 and it was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. One of the main goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is to reform the health care system and provide service at lower costs as well as ensuring that all American citizens will have access to health insurance that is affordable. Many Americans who are unemployed and/or working low paying jobs have benefitted from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This paper will attempt to briefly describe the key features of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, review some historical developments, and explain some of the influences that helped to shape this act as well as describing some of the pros and cons of the act. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act consists of 10 legislative titles which within themselves have major goals. The first goal is to try and achieve close to perfect universal coverage through individuals, employers and the government as well. The second is aimed at improving the quality and affordability of health insurance. The third 's goal is that of improving health care value and quality while doing
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