The President Of The United States

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Memorandum

To: The President of the United States
From: Shelli Barr Mathis, Policy Advisor
Date: June 9, 2015
RE: Mandate recipients of government subsidy health care utilize ACA annual preventative care benefit before annual renewal

There is no denying The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (more commonly known as ACA) is the largest health care reform in America’s history. ACA has provided affordable health care to millions of uninsured Americans nationwide. The ACA health care plans on the exchange (Marketplace) have to meet certain criteria, including provide free preventative care. As our economic conditions changed this has forced health care cost to rapidly increase along with the growth of medical care needed for our insurers. I propose a policy to mandate utilization of age appropriate preventative care screening as listed in the ACA “Preventative Care” section for recipients of government subsidy health care 1.

There is significant underuse of efficient preventive care in the United States 5. This plan is to prevent unwarranted poor health and unnecessary costly health care in the future. Insurers and their dependents that are on government subsidy health care would have to meet certain requirements to be eligible for the assistance. First, we should mandate all insurers to complete an annual physical with a licensed healthcare provider. Second, we should have mandatory standard diagnostic lab screening test with drug testing to be done yearly for…
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