The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

1738 WordsJun 2, 20157 Pages
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law in 2010. The ACA is considered the most expansive healthcare reform legislation in the United States since the formation of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965 (Berg & Dickow, 2014). The creation of the ACA ushered in a new progression for the United States healthcare system that put an emphasis on preventive services and primary care (Berg & Dickow, 2014). The ACA also aided in the public problem of the being uninsured in this country. It worked to provide insurance coverage to millions within the United States who are currently uninsured. The ACA is also working to combat the problem areas within the current healthcare system that are of need of modification so that the consumer needs for safe care and improved health outcomes are met (Berg & Dickow, 2014). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s goals are to the address many different components of reform. It addresses implementing ways for quality, affordable health care for all Americans, the role of pubic programs, enhancing the quality and efficiency of health care, the prevention of chronic disease as well as improving public health, the health care workforce, improved transparency and program integrity policies, improve the access to innovative medical therapies, community living assistance services and supports, and lastly, revenue provisions (Berg & Dickow, 2014). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s intent is to achieve a
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