The Affordable Care Act ( Aca )

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In the last four years, the United States has implemented a new reform in our medical system called the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Its goal is to reform the health care system, by providing Americans with a more affordable health insurance policy. It also tries to compress the growth of healthcare spending in the United States. The ACA offers Americans better health coverage because of the widespread reforms that are included. These reforms will expand our healthcare coverage, hold insurance companies liable, lower health care costs, guarantee more choice for patients, and improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans (Markette, 2011, p. 12). As the law has passed, there have been many people affected. For example, the craft supply…show more content…
The ACA is made up of a series of additions of and changes, to the multiple laws that are made up from the legal framework of the U.S. healthcare system. This act establishes the basic legal protections that have been nonexistent to the United States, will now guarantee access to affordable health insurance coverage for Americans, from when they are born, all the way through his or her retirement. The act hopes in cutting the number of uninsured Americans by more than half of the U.S. population (Rosenbaum, 2011, p.130). This law hopes to result in health insurance coverage for about 94% of the American population (Rosenbaum, 2011, p. 130). This will reduce the population of uninsured Americans by 31 million people, and increase Medicaid enrollment by 15 million recipients (Rosenbaum, 2011, p. 130). Approximately 24 million people are still expected to remain without a coverage plan. The act has several goals. For instance, one goal of the ACA is to have a close to universal coverage system, with the help and responsibility among individuals, employers, and largely, the government. The second goal is to improve the fairness, condition, and affordable prices of health insurance coverage for Americans (Rosenbaum, 2011, p. 130). Lastly, a third goal is to improve the quality of health care through value, excellence, and effectiveness while trying to reduce inefficient spending and making the healthcare system more reachable to a diverse population (Rosenbaum,
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