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Running Head: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
Successful Implementation of Affordable Care Act Policy
Date of Submission:
An Introductory Overview of the Act itself:
The Affordable Care Act is a United States government policy that was implemented under the rule of President Barrack Obama in order to improve health care services all over the states. It was specifically designed to review the factors influencing the decision to pursue health reforms, to recommend actions that could improve the health care system, and identify the general lessons for public policy. It also saw the
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Preexisting Conditions and the Affordable Care Act
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.” (apha.org, 2012) This new health care act means extended publicly funded healthcare to many Americans who were previously uninsured, as well as making health care reasonably more affordable for those who aren’t necessarily considered poor but still are not able to afford health insurance. Many Americans are still unsure of what this new law will entail and how they will be covered. On the day President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act he made this statement, “Today after almost a century of trying…health insurance reform
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million by 2030, the incidence of mental health diagnosis among older adults will have profound implications for the mental health system (Eden et al., 2012).
The mental health needs of older adults long have been neglected in the United States. The healthcare workforce is largely unprepared, in numbers and expertise, to confront the specific mental health needs of our aging population (Eden et al., 2012). Even clinicians lacking training in geriatrics have been unable to provide adequate mental health services to our aging population due to a long history of disparity in insurance coverage for physical and mental health treatments. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), though not a panacea
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, managed care, and accountable care) were merely changes in the financial aspect of healthcare. Change to transformational care is certainly possible, and more than needed. We spend over 2.6 trillion a year on healthcare, and yet too many people do not have access to affordable health care. “It is an undeniable fact that healthcare in this country is broken. It needs to be taken apart and put back together again in a way that will work. The Obama administration is attempting to do that through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the law's constitutionality, states are moving forward with their own healthcare reforms, and states and the federal
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has become a huge burden to Americans that had to be dealt with (Rosenthal 5). The most recent major legislation that has been passed to combat this is the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. It brought the most significant changes to the current system which resulted in an additional twenty million Americans being covered, as its goal was to make healthcare more comprehensive and help people become more financially secure. However, despite these achievements, healthcare in the U.S is still the most expensive in the world and politicians still can’t seem to compromise on how individuals should be covered. This is where
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ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS TASK 3 3
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Task 3, SAT1-0517/1217
Western Governors University
A1. Country to Compare
Comparing the United States healthcare financing system to Switzerland. Both of the healthcare systems of these two countries are very similar but do have some differences.
Health care costs have steadily risen in the United States over a period of decades, leaving the uninsured and underinsured at risk of access to quality health care. Prior to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010
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second most historic, change in health insurance occurred in March 2010 with the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act, ACA or Obamacare. The primary intent of this health care reform legislation was to expand access to care by providing increased health insurance coverage and bringing the uninsured into coverage”.
Physicians, hospitals and primary care providers all have different reimbursement methods. According to Buchbinder and Shanks (2017), “A Resource-Based Relative Value System (RBRVS) was implemented in 1992 for reimbursement for physician office services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. This system pays a
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consider the health care as a right that should be allowed for everyone in the society, as The New Labour increased the amount of resources specified to The National Health Service, while Obama’s health care reforms appeared in the nation protection and affordable care act 2010. The aim of that act was to reduce the healthcare prices and help people reach better quality of life and It was also aimed for people who weren’t able to get healthcare insurance from their occupations (Wilson & Spies-Butcher, 2016; Mania, 2017).
The both governments tend to abolish the gender inequality in the workplace, as The Labour Market made efforts to decrease the pay gab between men and women in 1997, while
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be beneficial to the country itself. With having the universal system in place many American who suffer currently will have available health services which would improve their health overall.
The affordable act has been a pro affect also known as the Obamacare, which the congress passed in 2010. This coverage was made to be able to cover all Americans. Before the ACA law passed, many people with preexisting were denied health coverage, many insurances believe that they are more expensive to cover than healthier people. ACA brings health care to millions of citizens even though some are covered by Medicare and the other being by their own insurance. One of the benefits of the ACA has be been
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Obamacare also known as the Affordable Care Act offers people many new benefits, rights and protections. Some of the benefits of Obamacare are already in place, with more Obamacare benefits coming in 2014 and beyond. We are going to take a look at some of the advantages of our new health care reform law and how the benefits, rights, and protections affect individuals, their family and small businesses. Obamacare offers individuals and their family many new benefits, rights and protections on all new plans. All health plans that started after 2010 will have to switch individuals over to a plan that offers these benefits starting in 2014. However, plans signed before 2010 may have a
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At the very moment, there is a bill going around trying to eliminate Obamacare and change it to Trump care. A lot of people depend on Obama care and its benefits. If Trump care becomes allowed, over 20 million people will lose insurance, and Many people won't be able to pay for insurance. People with past medical issues will have to pay for more expensive insurance, and A lot of the old will be charged almost five times as much as the young. Jobs won't have to provide insurance for their workers if they have more than 50.
The Affordable healthcare act, aka the Obama Care, has many positive things about it. It lowers health care costs which will be beneficial to most. It
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that she had never “asked for anyone who is not legally eligible to vote to be able to cast a ballot.” Mrs.Abrams want to change the health plan.Though Ms. Abrams has said she likes the idea of a single-payer health care system, her immediate goal, she says, is to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in Georgia.
Brian doesnt feel like illegal people to get a free scholarship or pay in state tuition if they are illegal. Mr Kemp does not really care for nonwhites. Mr.Kemp argued that in the past he has made it easier to vote in Georgia. Mr.Kemp does not want to change health plan. He feels like you should trust your insurance companies. Mr. Kemp does have a health care plan, which would
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the United States, the health care system in Switzerland does not have a middleman shopping on behalf of its customers. The United States and Switzerland have very diverse and completely different ways of delivering medication and healthcare to its citizens.
In the United States there is constant medical reform. This medical reform typically involves the
coverage of the unemployed, retired, and children. The Affordable Care Act in the United States
caters to the retired and early age retired population as well as their spouses and children.
Switzerland still holds reign for a better healthcare system than the United States for its retired
population. By law in Switzerland, retirement
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Middleton High School
Short Title: Affordable Solar Energy Act
Almainique Hester(D), Ethan Miller(R), Jack White(R)
An Act concerning a FEDERAL LAW to increase the use of solar energy and decrease the cost
The total cost of solar energy 25,000 to 35,000 and only 40% of people in the U.S are using solar energy. The reason solar energy need to
increase is because the amount of oil being used and in the use about 19.88 million barrels of oil for energy are being used on a average day
and the rate of earthquakes have increased 600 times more due to use of oil. As the high level of costing for solar energy and the higher the
earthquakes can lead to bad
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Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership
Task 3, SAT 3
WGU C489 Task 3
A1. Country to Compare
Comparison of the United States healthcare system with the healthcare system of Japan.
In the United States, private and public health insurance programs are all different, offering a lot of options for coverage; however, most people with health insurance get it through an employer. If the job doesn't provide health insurance choosing the right health insurance plan can be a difficult task. Fortunately, the Affordable Care Act introduced more standardization to insurance benefits that required all plans to offer essential health benefits.
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deductibles. Deductibles are
costs paid by employees and families each year before their medical insurance kicks in.
According to Hicks, L. L., & Jacobs, P. (2014), high deductibles create this burden for families
with lower income than those with a high income because the deductible represents a large
percentage of total revenue. Before deductible pertained to the one-hundreds, but now
consumer-driven plans are usually 1,000 per person and can be 2,000 per family. Since the start
of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been an improvement in health insurance coverage
for those employers who wouldn’t offer insurance. Even before the Affordable Care Act require
all plans to pay for
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. In fact, the federal laws explicitly allows for such discrimination as long as the institution can demonstrate "business necessity".In conclusion, the economy, political, and legal system are dysfunction and failed to provide minorities equal access to health care. The inequality in the institutions leads to the failure of the health system. There is no simple solution to the problem. Government should enact and enforce some policies that provide affordable quality health care for the public, advocate universal health insurance, train more accessible standard physicians, encourage cities to build facilities near the poor and educate minority groups about preventative health care. But most
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A pre-existing condition is any condition you may have had before having health insurance. Examples of pre-existing conditions are cancer, asthma, and HIV. An insurance company could deny insurance to any individual due to a pre-existing condition in the U.S.; or they could increase their monthly premium. However, in 2010 the Affordable Care Act implicated that insurance companies could no longer deny a patient insurance based on their pre-existing conditions. The NHS begins when a person is born and is present until the day they die. Therefore, pre-existing conditions have no impact on a care a person would receive or the amount they would pay for health care
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The United States has a complex healthcare system. It cannot be labeled a single-payer system or a multi-payer system. It is a hybrid healthcare system that integrates both private insurance as well as government-provided insurance. In this presentation, the United States healthcare system will be compared with the healthcare system of Germany. The government enacted the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 which ensures all Americans have access to healthcare. This was intended to provide healthcare for all people in the United States, but it still has gaps. The rates established for many are still unattainable even with the partnership of government and employer contributions
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office, if it is Employment-based Health Insurance, the employee must add the child as a dependent through their place of employment. NHI also controls rates by requiring every provider and hospital to abide by the government’s pre-designated fees, allowing Japanese residents to freely choose whom and where their care will be handled by.
Similar to Japan’s healthcare, Healthcare in the United States, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is also mandatory for all citizens. Individuals who do not have insurance must pay a penalty. Also, alike Japan, insurance companies can’t deny coverage for those with pre-existing conditions. All preventative care is fully covered by all insurance policies