The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act ( Ppaca )

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My fellow nurses, the practice of nursing is changing drastically and we will continue experiencing significant changes in the next decade. There is also transformation in health care and nursing will change from the acute setting into the community setting. The evolving practice is changing from treating of illnesses to wellness and prevention. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) signed in law helped millions of Americans get health insurance,; and thus increased patients seeking health care. Over thirty millions more Americans now have access to equal and affordable health insurance as quoted by Sochalski & Weiner, 2010). Keeping this in mind, there is a need to invent on more flexible and valuable health care models in the health delivery. Nurses will have increased responsibilities and care delivery system will change in a way that nurses will be able to provide services in the community, besides services in the hospitals (American Nurses Association, 2010).
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has various provisions seeking to intertwine quality of care with the cost of care (Haney, 2010). It is good to change the focus of care from one that aims at only reducing the cost of health care, and rather to ask oneself where every dollar in health care is going to, and how that part of health care contributes to the well-being of the populations. The current health care system is not quite well coordinated, in the…
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