The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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In the United States there has been a concern about providing health care assistance to citizens for a number of years. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the government began proposing various bills that would provide health care relief with opposition from both political parties due to their different agendas on what would be best for Americans. In this case study, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will address its origin and impact on healthcare, an analysis utilizing Bardach Eightfold Path process, and implementation in the workplace including state and Federal standards. Origin and Impact Prior to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, there were similar bills that was introduced in the early 1990’s in the United States. A similar health care bill introduced to Congress in 1993 was the Health Equity and Access Reform Today Act. Sponsor Senator John Chafee (R) introduced the bill to the Senate on November 22, 1993. The purpose of the bill was to provide a comprehensive reform the U.S. health care system (Govtrack, N.D.). The bill was reported by the committee the following day with 20 sponsors; including 18 from the Republican Party and two from the Democratic Party. The bill was not enacted due to dying in Congress (Govtrack, N.D.). Similar bills that were introduced during the 1993-1994 Congress prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes (Govtrack, N.D.): • Access to Affordable Health Care Act • Affordable Health Care Now Act of 1993
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