The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This is more commonly referred among United States Citizens as Health Care Reform. This revolutionary law offers three main guarantees: First, health insurance for all American's, not just those who can afford it; Second, cost reduction in the insurance premiums for individuals and businesses; Lastly, higher quality care. On the surface, the PPACA seems all around beneficial for all American's, but there are some aspects that need to be further analyzed. There is no doubt, this law will give those who are uninsured or under-insured, better coverage and ensure better quality health care, but there is one factor that may have been overlooked; the PPACA comes at great financial cost for citizens, will take a decade to fully implement and will be not be sustainable for generations to come. 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 accessability and decreasing cost for citizens. The following are a few of the paramount provisions in the PPACA: Prevent insurance companies from denying enrollees due to current health status All plans must be sold to anyone regardless of pre-existing health conditions Premium costs will have
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