The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a highly controversial act of the United States government commonly referred to as ObamaCare. Designed to “ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care,” (Patient Protection) this bill has received a large amount of opposition for a variety of reasons, but it is also widely supported, therefore garnering it attention from interest groups. Many interest groups, including religious organizations, attempt to change laws and legislation in American politics in order to advance their religious beliefs. The Catholic Bishops and the National Organization of Evangelicals are no exceptions to this. They attempt to advance their positions through a variety of means within the United States’ pluralist system, and both have very motivated opinions on the Patient Prevention and Affordable Care Act.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a United States federal statute that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. This particular law has come with much controversy. The law (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the principal health care reform legislation of the 111th United States Congress. PPACA reforms certain aspects of the private health insurance industry and public health insurance programs, increases insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions, expands access to insurance to over 30 million Americans, and increases projected national medical spending while lowering projected Medicare spending.
This paper explores the flaws within the healthcare system in America that was passed as the Affordable Care Act and Patient Protection Act (PPACA); although, the intent behind the act was meant to do no harm, it seems as if the Affordable Care Act did more harm than good within
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation signed into law by the Obama Administration in 2010 and is gradually becoming implemented over several years. As of 2014 the ACA is requiring nearly every American to have an approved level of health insurance or pay a penalty. The required insurance coverage includes nearly 34 million Americans who are currently or were previously uninsured and is subsidized mainly through Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges that will completely or partially pay for coverage. The ACA goes beyond requirements for the individual by including extensive requirements on the health insurance industry and several regulations on the practice of medicine.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 Using your text or another reliable source ,briefly summarize the law or regulation Discuss the impact of this law or regulation on employee benefits Why is this law or regulation necessary or why should it be changed? Brief Summary of PPACA The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a legislation designed to extend coverage to the uninsured, eliminate practices that include rescission and denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions, and lower health care costs. Moreover, the PPACA provides incentives to businesses to offer health insurance or impose penalties on business that do not provide coverage, and require individuals without health insurance to purchase reasonably priced polices through health insurance exchanges (Martocchio, 2014, p. 143). This health reform legislation was taken into effect in 2010, and is expected to complete implementation over the next few years.
Introduction In 2010, the United States took the first tangible step toward universal health care coverage, with the legalization of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent report the total population of the United States is nearly 309 million people (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). In 2009, it was estimated 49 % of the population was covered under an employer sponsored insurance plan (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009). The same 2009 data reported an additional 29 % of the population was covered under some form of government or public program (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2009). Leaving 17 % of the U.S. population vulnerable without any form of health insurance coverage (Kaiser
As of January 2014, The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into effect to help lower income families be able to afford health care. The ACA was signed into effect with the idea that everyone needs health insurance at an affordable rate. There are some factors that were not taken into consideration about what it might cost to help lower income families. President Obama signed the ACA into effect as of March 23, 2010, with hopes of cutting our federal deficit down and to save lower income families money. With the new ACA in effect the ones who are dealing with the after effects are the businesses who now have to offer insurance and middle class who do not qualify for the lower
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March of 2010 after years of struggling to create health reform policy that both sides could agree upon. Prior to the passing of the ACA, the democratic party had attempted for nearly 75 years to create
2 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was implemented in March of 2010 by President Barak Obama. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obama care went into effect on January 1st of 2014. More than half of the United States of America was uninsured before the ACA was put into effect. The goal of the ACA is to provide those who fall in the “gap” with health insurance.
Comprehensive Health Reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care act Ken Davis February 13, 2016 PADM 550 –BO2- LUO Dr. Tory Weaver Defining the Problem The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA)is a highly complex and multifaceted policy in addition to being political controversial. Changes made to the law by subsequent legislation, focuses on provisions to expand coverage, control health care costs, and improve health care delivery system.
Introduction On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), into law. The United States is at the beginning of a long overdue and much needed overhaul to the health care system. The changes made to the law by legislation, focuses
Introduction The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been one of the most controversial laws in the history of The United States. One of the key components of the law is the creation of health insurance exchanges. The states had the option to establish a state managed exchange, partner with the federal government, or let the federal government establish the exchange for them. Several states have opted to let the federal government establish the exchange for them. As of May 28, 2013, there are 17 State-based Marketplaces; 7 Partnership Marketplaces; 27 Federally Facilitated Marketplaces.1
The PPACA has several provisions targeted specifically at aimed at cultivating our health care system in America. (RAND, 2009). Some of the primary provisions pertain to augmenting health care
Nursing Practice continues to evolve in order to adapt to perpetual revamping and reshaping of the healthcare system. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) calls for a dramatic and rapid metamorphosis of patient care delivery models in order to provide cost effective, safe, efficient, and high quality care to every American (Cherry & Jacob, 2016).
With the current implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and Medicare’s performance-based payment incentives, a streamlined model to help improve patient outcomes and decrease healthcare costs must be developed for the perioperative setting (Berwick et al 2012). Established in 2010 by the PPACA, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) hold multiple providers accountable for achieving high quality of care and reducing the cost per capita when they are directly involved in providing services for a designated patient population within an integrated system (Kash et al 2014; Ferrari et al 2015). In order to comply with these ACO requirements, the anesthesiologist must be involved in the coordination of the