Discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
"Affordable Care Act" also known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is the reform of health care in America which is commonly known as Obamacare by the nickname. It provides the factual representation of the specific law by expounding briefly each 10 titles Act. Each and every section of this act details what the law is all about (Kocher, 540). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) comprise of the following; the Patient Protection Act, Affordable Health Care for America Act, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act.
The Affordable Care Act is a legislation which is aimed at trying to reform the healthcare system structure. It …show more content…
The section prohibits all structures from introducing lifetime limits on the benefits of the dollar value. It requires all structures offering depended coverage to accommodate people who are not married until one attains the age of 26, individuals below this age are categorized under the parents health insurance.
Title II. The role of public programs
It creates a different option that facilitates Medicaid coverage using a state structure plan amendment that began on January 1st, 2011. It benefits non-pregnant, non-elderly and new eligible individuals as they receive benchmark coverage which is consistent with section 1937 Act of Social Security requirements.
Title III. Improving the quality and efficiency of health care
Under this section, there is "hospital value-based purchasing program" where a good percentage of the hospital payment would be attached to hospital performance. This section also includes the "improvements to the physician quality reporting initiative"
Title IV. Preventing chronic disease and improving public health
This section has the following subtitles "Modernizing Disease Prevention and Public Health Systems" which aims at health promotion, public health council and national prevention which creates a council committed to promoting policies in health at Federal stage.
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However, the Act had various impacts most of which are negative impacts. The workforce in the health care is already facing challenges of health professionals which estimated to affect the country in the next ten years (Haeder, 50). Another challenge is that it does not address the promises the president promised the citizens because access to quality healthcare for all the citizens becomes a challenge. Currently, there exist shortages of workers in the country, this means the patients would have to wait for long before being attended to and low level of satisfaction (Jones, 100). There is also the increased level of instability and stress in the healthcare workforce all these pauses a very serious