The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) is expected to increase insurance coverage for a significant number of Americans.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) is expected to increase insurance coverage for a significant number of Americans. But many problems in the health care system remain unresolved. As a future Primary Care Health Care Provider, please describe the following;
Why health is so important to Americans.
Defining characteristics of the U.S. health care delivery system.
Seven key challenges facing the health system.
Stakeholders who shape and are affected by how the health system is organized and how it functions.
The first part of the comprehensive health care reform law enacted on March 23, 2010.
The law was amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on March 30, 2010. The name “
” is usually used to refer to the final, amended version of the law. (It’s sometimes known as “PPACA,” “ACA,” or “Obamacare.”)
The law provides numerous rights and protections that make health coverage more fair and easy to understand, along with subsidies (through “premium tax credits” and “cost-sharing reductions”) to make it more affordable.
The law also expands the Medicaid program to cover more people with low incomes.