The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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Problem Statement It has been almost six years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted. Before the ObamaCare Act many people living in the United States didn’t have health insurance. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act include a long list of health-related provisions. Additionally, it supposed to extend coverage health insurance to many uninsured Americans (Obamacare, Web).
Not all new government programs are perfect and the PPACA is no exception. Even though the PPACA has helped many low-income people have affordable insurance, one huge flaw is that “The law previously required states to expand coverage to everyone making less than 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or lose federal funding to Medicaid” (ObamaFacts, Web). Although Medicaid is expected to cover people with poverty levels of 138% in the years to come funding will drain. The Affordable Care Act has helped many people get affordable insurance, but if this law will be implied by the US, in the long run it will affect the US sustainable growth rate(SGR) for Medicare and Medicaid services. Another minor flaw is that people who are healthy are force to have insurance, even though they don’t need it.
Alternative Solution The PPACA should continue to exist, but needs to make a few changes. There is an article online called “Big PPACA changes could come in 2017,” that goes into detail of a possible solution to the Protection and Abortable Care Act. Additionally, the
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