The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
In this paper I plan to discuss an increasingly difficult topic of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I will go over the basics of the act including who founded it, when, what it states as well as what its purpose is. I will also discuss the nine titles of the Affordable Care Act. I will then go over how four of the nine titles have affected how nurses provide care. I will finalize my paper by reflecting upon what I have learned from the Affordable Care Act.
Introduction of the Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act was founded by our President Barack Obama. On March 23, 2010 the president signed this bill and it became a law. The Affordable Care Act states that everyone living in the United States must purchase health insurance or risk being fined a penalty for not having health insurance (American Journal of Public Health, 2015). This Act is saying health care is a shared community responsibly in hopes to decrease health care cost and increase patient care and availability to treatment. A person who was not eligible for health insurance before due to pre-existing conditions can now have health insurance. It is the young paying for the old or the unfortunate. It has nine titles that aim at improving health care and its costs (HHS.gov, 2015).
Nine Titles of the Affordable Care Act
Title I: Quality, Affordable Healthcare for all Americans
As indicated by the name of the title, this part of the Affordable Care…
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