BY TASHA MANIGAULT
ISSUES IN HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
So, between 2009 and 2010, the adjustments of health care in contributed to more private health insurance enrollment and spending. Recent legislative and regulatory changes are also having a bearing on the nation’s health care finances. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is the most historic piece of legislation that is imposing upon the nation’s health care at this time. Health care spending will vary again when awaiting requirements of recently Affordable Care Act become active in the next few years. Unfortunately, for all the Americans overeaters, smokers, drinkers, risk takers, aging, and sick, along with anyone else that do or will require medical attention, it will take a lot of money to pay for health care, and it’s not getting any cheaper. With the baby boomers getting older the population is going to need more health care now than ever. The hospital stays, the procedures and surgeries, long-term care, the doctor and the dentists visit, the medical supplies and medications you name can hardly affordable. How will we pay for and how much will we have to pay? Where will the money come from? Citizens, business and the government are paying more and more for health care. Health care is a percent of Gross Domestic Product is growing and it is continuing to grow. After reviewing several reports I will try to recount some of the assembling brief policy of the PPACA Act and other my thoughts on the subject.
In March 2010, the 111th congress passed health reform legislation the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended by the health care and Education Reconciliation 2010 Act (www.crs.gov). Jointly referred to as PPACA, the law increases access to health insurance coverage, increase federal private health insurance market requirement and requires the foundation of health insurance interchange to provide individuals and small employers with access to insurance (www.crs.gov[->0]). The PPACA upsurges admission to health insurance coverage by expanding Medicaid suitability, spreading funding for children’s health Insurance Program (CHIP), and backing private insurance premiums and arrangement for certain lower- income individuals enrolled in discussion plans, between other supplies (www.crs.gov). Obama approached a joint session of the U.S. congress; to entreat them that time was right for repair of the health care system. Obama allowed the “Public Option” a government insurance program that would come together with private business (Britannica, 2012). The idea of putting together good health insurance Obama went an again before the congress to map out his reform measures, formatting the stakes and arguing that it should be two-party effort (Britannica, 2012). Options under thought that exactly relate to children with public coverage include unstable individuals who currently have Medicaid and CHIP into commercial plans contributing in to new give-and- take, maybe with additional coverage from Medicaid or CHIP; increasing provider repayment rates under Medicaid and CHIP; and increasing Medicaid to additional parents and children low-income children have much equestrian on the outcome of health care reform (www.crs.gov[->1]).
This packaged also included important changes to Medicare, the federally run health insurance program for the elderly and disable as well as Medicaid for low-income families (Health Affairs, 2010). It would introduce new benefits for enrollees, new taxes to support Medicare financing, and reductions in the development of payments to hospitals and other providers. U.S. health care reform legislation signed into law by president Obama in March 2010 which included change elements that require most individuals to secure health insurance or pay fines, made coverage easier and less costly to obtain, suppression on invective insurance practices, and