The Affordable Care Act And Its Corresponding Implementation Of The United States Of America Government 's Healthcare Marketplace

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Abstract The delay in the rollout and incomplete implementation of the United States of America government’s healthcare marketplace (Healthcare.gov) has been highly publicized and deliberated since before its launch in October 2013. Several researchers have sought to provide possible responses and reasoning as to why the implementation of the project did not finish as expected. Factors contributing to the unsuccessful launch of the software has been attributed to problems with project management, staffing, implementation and technology which can be further broken down into several problematic areas such as the gathering of requirements belonging to the project management category and change management which is handled in the implementation stage. Requirements gathering and poor management have been identified as major causes for the failure of Healthcare.gov at the launch date. This paper discusses the aims of the Affordable Care Act and its corresponding implementation of Healthcare.gov from an epistimological philosophical perspective. Introduction The United States of America government’s healthcare marketplace is a large e-government initiative which was a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010. Under this act, all Americans are required to have health insurance except in the case where individuals are exempt or make a shared responsibility payment. The aims of the of the ACA was to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the

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