The Affordable Care Act And African Americans

1098 Words Sep 18th, 2015 5 Pages
Healthcare
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond. There are many parts to this healthcare act but I am just going to focus on a few I find the most relevant. The first topic I am going to cover is how the Health Care Law benefits us as people. The law lays this out by having a better value for us as people, having a stronger Medicare program, promising to provide us better health care with better options to choose from than what we were receiving. The next thing I would like to discuss is The Affordable Care Act and African Americans. Making health care affordable for African Americans as well as other
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Having better practices in the health care field is the best way to improve the health care in America and should be the most important. Overall with the Affordable Care Act we are getting options. We’re giving more and better options that we have had in the past.
Making health care affordable for African Americans as well as other ethnic minorities is major priority seeing as African Americans suffer from the highest rates of a range of illnesses compared to the general population. The Affordable Care Act for African Americans will address inequities and increases access to quality, affordable health coverage, invest in prevention and wellness, and give individuals and families more control over their care than they had in the past. African Americans have the highest mortality rate of any racial and ethnic group with the main cause being cancer. Before the health care act African Americans were 55 percent more likely to be uninsured than White Americans because of cost. With new opportunities for coverage and providing no-cost screenings and quality disease management to African American patients can help improve the best outcomes for them. Most young African Americans age 18-35 account for 47 percent of the uninsured, mainly because they can’t afford the cost of health insurance.The marketplace offers free or low
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