The Affordable Care Act Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In 2010, the Affordable Care Act, hereafter referred to as the ACA, was signed into law. Even though the reformed healthcare system allowed more Americans to access to quality affordable health insurance, it still has many flaws. We focus on solving the problem that the current health care policies are based on a hierarchal system, where the higher one is placed in the socioeconomic status, the better quality and access to healthcare him or her will get. As a result, people who are in the lower socioeconomic status will more likely to be stuck in a cycle that continues to perpetuate itself. This group of people is most
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Through a partnership with health clinic, La Clinica and Walgreens, we would like to create a program that is more suited towards an undocumented population needs that may be overlooked.
The ACA was created to help insure a larger portion of the nation’s population and give people access to affordable and higher quality care. Unfortunately, the ACA completely excludes undocumented immigrants from the eligibility of the program, even though this population consists of 11 million, which is a huge chunk of the nation’s population. As a result, the undocumented population is left with Emergency Medicaid, which is a program that is a part of ACA. This program gives some limited assistance to undocumented individuals in a case of an “emergency” or pregnancy related issues. Emergency Medicaid does not cover any type of prevention care or offer primary physicians to patients. It is also important to note that if the hospital determines that the visit was not an emergency, then the patient is left with a high medical bill that they would not be able to afford possibly leading to bankruptcy.
Private insurance is a difficult otherworld system that many people whom native language is not English may feel inadequate to pursue due to language barriers or mixed status families and affordability. Fear itself is a huge problem within undocumented families, and many of them prefer to turn to other
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