The Affordable Care Act ( Aca )

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With the implementation of any new program there are bound to be unforeseen errors that causes the plan to be seen as failing when in reality it is just working through some issues. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is going through that process right now. A simple example to point to is the website that was built for the new healthcare system crashing when it was launched. The ACA is also exposing flaws in how healthcare is funded and also projected. With an estimated 32 million people gaining access to healthcare sharing of patient information is going to be vital, new technology will have to emerge to help with the surge of patient information. Along with the expansion of access to healthcare it is exposing the lack of qualified…show more content…
At which time States must offer health insurance to parents and childless adults who have an income up to 100% of the federal poverty line. As of January 1, 2019, States must offer health insurance to parents and childless adults who have an income that does not exceed 133% of the federal poverty line. The amount being paid by the Federal Government is 100% in 2014, which will be diminished over time by 5% and then 10%, with the States being required to pay the difference. If a State chooses not to follow the Expansion plan, it will lose all of its Medicaid funding.
Health insurance companies are now allowed to conduct interstate commerce where before it used to be limited to the state you were in. Now someone in California can choose to buy Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of RI whereas before a Californian could only get health insurance offered in California. Medicaid and Medicare were actually part of the Social Security act of 1965 signed into action by Lyndon Johnson. There have been many changes to the act since it was established in 1965 such as in 1967 An Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) comprehensive health services benefit for all Medicaid children under age 21 was established. It seemed to follow the course of any new act signed into action there were tweaks and changes made additions and subtraction but one of the most significant changes were made in 2003. According to The Center for
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