The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act

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Abstract The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), enacted by Congress in 2010, ensures all Americans are entitled to “basic” healthcare security (Shaw, Asomugha, Conway & Rein, 2014). The policy aims to address several challenges in healthcare including poor access to health care, rising cost of health care services, and to improve overall quality of healthcare. However, due to the increasing demands of the growing patient population, and limited resources available, the possibility of healthcare rationing in the post- PPACA is bought to attention as well as ethical dilemmas that may arise. The leadership case analysis will explore the impact of new provisions to the healthcare policy, as well as disadvantages and advantages of rationing related to the growing patient population. In addition, implications from a leadership perspective and an economic analysis on a microeconomic and macroeconomic level are discussed.

Summary and Synthesis of the Case
The enactment of the Patient Protection Affordable Act has radically changed healthcare policy since Medicare and Medicaid. The Patient Protection Affordable Act (PPACA) aims to address several challenges within the Healthcare system including rising cost of care, poor access to health insurance and health services for many Americans (Shaw, Asomugha, Conway & Rein, 2014). The law promotes facilitation in the collaboration between US healthcare and public system, thus improving population and community
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