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ACA What it Means for the Elderly

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affordable Care Act (also known as the ACA or Obamacare) on the elderly

Obamacare: Its impact upon the elderly

The impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (often called 'Obamacare') upon America is often discussed by politicians as if it had a uniform impact upon all citizens. However, the ACA's effects have been relatively disparate, depending upon the nature of the population. This paper will specifically focus upon the impact of the ACA on the elderly of a variety of socio-economic categories.

One of the criticisms of the American healthcare system before the passage of the ACA was the spiraling cost of entitlement programs such as Medicare, the federally-provided health insurance program for seniors. "One good result of all this [ACA] is that the burden of Medicare for taxpayers in future years has been drastically lowered. In fact, the day Barack Obama signed the ACA into law he cut the…… [Read More]

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ACA. http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights / Accessed November 6, 2014.

FAQ: What retirees and seniors need to know about the ACA? NPR. October 11, 2013.

http://www.npr.org/2013/10/11/231101137/faq-what-retirees-and-seniors-need-to-know-about-the-affordable-care-act Accessed November 6, 2014.

Goodman, John. What seniors have to fear from Obamacare? Forbes. October 28, 2014.
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ACA Has Had on Physicians This Is

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ACA has had on physicians. This is related to my field of study, and to the article that I worked with last week. This issue can be examined in terms of how it affects private practice, how the demand conditions have changed and how the workload has changed. There are a lot of different dimensions to this story. I have chosen this focus because it interests me.

The Affordable Care Act allowed millions of Americans to enjoy medical insurance coverage, when they previously had not been able to do so. One of the predictions before the ACA was brought into force was that bringing millions of people into the health care system would strain the system's existing resources. The theory is that the system was already near capacity, so adding that much new demand would strain that capacity.

There have been a number of articles providing anecdotal evidence that there…… [Read More]

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Riggs, K., Buttorff, C. & Alexander, C. (2015). Impact of out-of-pocket spending caps on financial burden of those with group health insurance. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Vol. 30 (5) 683-688.
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ACA Accounting

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Accounting

The Affordable Care Act (a.ka. Obamacare) has created some interesting implications for financial reporting. The issues revolve around the determination of benefits, particularly when companies opt to put their employees through Obamacare insurance exchanges where they had previously been on a company plan. The Affordable Care Act was signed into law in 2010, and reshaped the health care insurance industry in particular. With the creation of health care insurance exchanges, competition in health insurance was increased and some of the information asymmetry in the health care market decreased -- though not nearly enough for the market to be considered competitive.

One of the implications for accountants of the Affordable Care Act is that many employers have taken the opportunity to move their employees off of employer-sponsored plans and onto the exchanges as a means of reducing the cost of their benefits programs. As the ACA implementation process accelerates, the…… [Read More]

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CalCPA. (2014). ACA mythbuster. California CPA Education Foundation. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from http://www.calcpa.org/content/27238.aspx

FASB (2010). Contingencies (Topic 450). Financial Accounting Standards Board. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from http://www.fasb.org/cs/BlobServer?blobkey=id&blobnocache=true&blobwhere=1175823559187&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername2=Content-Length&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadervalue2=309726&blobheadervalue1=filename%3DProposed_ASU_Contingencies_Topic_450_Disclosure_of_Certain_Loss_Contingencies.pdf&blobcol=urldata&blobtable=MungoBlobs

FASB Summary of Statement No. 158. Financial Accounting Standards Board. Retrieved http://www.fasb.org/summary/stsum158.shtml

Kastrup, L. (2013). Financial reporting implications under the Affordable Care Act. American Academy of Actuaries. Retrieved May 2, 2014 from  http://www.actuary.org/files/HPFRC_White_Paper_on_ACA_and_FR_final_062513.pdf
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Affordable Care Act and Issues It Faces

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Affordable Care Act

Since its enactment in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has transformed the way in which healthcare is provided in America. With its primary aim being to address "long-standing challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system related to access, affordability, and quality of care," the ACA has increased healthcare coverage for more Americans by mandating that health insurance be purchased and that insurance providers not discriminate against applicants (Obama, 2016). When considering the ACA, however, it is important to realize that this piece of healthcare legislation is far more impactful on the lives of Americans than simply in a healthcare context: in fact, the ACA affects lawmakers at both state and federal levels, workers, politicians and voters tasked with electing officials who will either pledge to carry the mantle of the ACA -- or repeal and replace it, as President-Elect Donald Trump has pledged to do. This paper…… [Read More]

References

Benitez, J., Creel, L., Jennings, J. (2016). Kentucky's Medicaid expansion showing

early promise on coverage and access to care. Health Affairs, 35(3): 528-534.

Leflar, R. (2013). Reform of the United States health care system: an overview.

Arkansas Law Notes, 1171. Retrieved from  http://media.law.uark.edu/arklawnotes/2013/07/12/reform-of-the-united-states-health-care-system-an-overview-2/
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ACA Impact on States

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Health Care eforms

Healthcare reform has been a national issue for some time and the ability to afford citizens the opportunity to adequate healthcare services is an interesting debate with many ideas and arguments both for and against the practice. To help understand the finer meanings of what health care reform laws can impact on a region it is necessary to examine the impact of such reforms on a selection of states.

The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast the varying health care reform laws of three differing states. This essay will examine Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts transformations in healthcare laws to help contextualize the law and demonstrate its feasibility, or lack of feasibility within the real world

The impetus for the attention given to health care reform has no doubt started due to the efforts of the Federal Government's involvement in regulating medical treatment through policy…… [Read More]

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Bragdon, T. & Allumbaugh, J. (2011). Health Care Reform in Maine: Reversing "Obamacare Lite.." The Heritage Foundation, 19 July 2011. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/07/health-care-reform-in-maine-reversing-obamacare-lite

Grubb, L. (2013). Lessons From Vermont's Health Care Reform. The New England Journal of Medicine, 4 April 2013. Retrieved from http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1212974

Maine.gov (nd). Individual Health Insurance in Maine. Viewed 6 June 2014. Retrieved from http://www.maine.gov/pfr/insurance/consumer/IndividualHealth.html

Vermont State Senator Tim Ashe Website (2011). Vermont Health Care Reform Explained. March 2011. Retrieved from http://www.timashe.com/vermont-health-care-reform-explained-in-simple-terms/
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ACA Assisted Suicide

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Laws and Health Care

The health care industry has undergone massive overhaul in recent times and the impact of the laws and regulations that accompany this change have deep and resounding effects on the way professionals approach their industry. The purpose of this essay is to explain the role of governmental regulatory agencies and their effect on the health care industry.

This essay will first provide two examples of laws and regulations that have empirically demonstrated a noticeable and impactful transformation of the system. The next section of this essay is how these laws have personally affected me and my environment in Samaritan Hospital and how these regulations both serve and detract from our overall objectives of patient quality and healing those who seek our help.

Example 1: Affordable Care Act

Laws and regulations are present at many different levels within the health care industry. Private practices surely have their…… [Read More]

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Anderson, A. (2014). The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Health Care Workforce. The Heritage Foundation, 18 Mar 2014. Retrieved from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/03/the-impact-of-the-affordable-care-act-on-the-health-care-workforce

Emanuel, E.J., Daniels, E.R., Fairclough, D.L., & Clarridge, B.R. (1996). Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: attitudes and experiences of oncology patients, oncologists, and the public. The Lancet, 347(9018), 1805-1810.

McClanahan, C. (2012). Cliffs Notes Version of the ACA. Forbes, 9 July 2012. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolynmcclanahan/2012/07/09/cliffs-notes-version-of-the-affordable-care-act/

Pereira, J. (2012). Legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide: the illusion of safeguards and control. Current Oncology, Apr 2011, 18 (2). Retrieved from  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3070710/
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Understanding the ACA Premiums

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Obamacare, or formally known as the Affordable Care Act, is a recent healthcare law that will reach its implementation stage in 2014. Healthcare is certainly a fundamental necessity and indispensable to a growing human population. he United States is known for its adequate healthcare, servicing low income people through Medicaid, and the elderly through Medicare. However, recent events have led to a shift in what can possibly negatively impact the healthcare system for the United States.

Obamacare has good intentions in having its purpose be to supply affordable healthcare to everyone within the United States, but certain clauses and modifications have turned it into a dicey and uncertain situation. Not only are the costs piling up, and continue to increase, but the distribution of healthcare services is primarily execute through health insurance coverage. his means that there will be a change in how the healthcare system functions at the core…… [Read More]

The way that Affordable Care Act works, however, is that plans that would have failed to meet the standards of Bronze plan can no longer be offered. Such plans were often popular with either poor people who could not afford a better plan, or young people who are unlikely to have to make a claim. For such individuals, the increase in their health premiums might be significant, and political opponents of the Act are making every effort to collect anecdotes from such people to use as scare tactics (Radnofsky, 2013). The reality is that most young people were almost always going to have to pay more, which in part explains why it is older people who have signed up for plans on the exchanges (Mangan, 2013).

Are there Risks to the ACA?

There also risks with the Act that could jeopardize the way the system works. John (2013) notes that if not enough people sign up, then insurance companies will make smaller profits. He does note that the signups at higher rates
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Health Care ACA

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ACA

The Affordable Care Act works on the premise that all Americans should have access to health care insurance. Because this is provided through insurance companies, the system is only enforceable under certain conditions. One of the key tenets of health care reform is the idea that those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied insurance coverage. This group of people has long had problems getting insurance, and insurance companies spend tens of millions to invent pre-existing conditions that would then be used to deny coverage. Even insurance commissioners have been known to take offensive and absurd stances on pre-existing conditions, arguing that insurance companies should not have to take customers with such conditions because the person is to blame for their pre-existing condition (Ferguson, 2013). With attitudes like this from people connected to the insurance industry, the only way that the Obama Administration was going to achieve universal health care…… [Read More]

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Ferguson, D. (2013). Georgia insurance commissioner: It's your fault if you have a pre-existing commission. Raw Story Retrieved December 6, 2013 from http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/05/georgia-insurance-commissioner-its-your-fault-if-you-have-a-pre-existing-condition/

Klein, E. (2012). Unpopular mandate. The New Yorker. Retrieved December 6, 2013 from http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/06/25/120625fa_fact_klein

Kliff, S. (2013). Washington State provides case study on effects of health care reform. Washington Post. Retrieved December 6, 2013 from http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-06-16/national/35461636_1_individual-mandate-health-insurance-insurance-reforms

AARP. (2013). For people 65+. American Association of Retired People. Retrieved December 6, 2013 from  http://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/health/healthcare_reform/2013-07/aca-factsheet-for-65-aarp.pdf
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budget analysis of Affordable Care Act

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Affordable Care Act decreased the number of Americans without health insurance by the millions, which was its primary objective. It used three different mechanisms to achieve this goal -- the expansion of Medicaid, the insurance exchanges, and the extension of coverage to young adults up to age 26. These changes have also helped to stem the growth of health care costs, and have delivered greater health care savings throughout the system, even private insurance customers, than was originally expected. There were some initial costs to the ACA, running from 2014-2019 but after the point the Congressional Budget Office expects the ACA will have a net benefit in terms of its impact on the budget, because of the new taxes it created.

The incoming government is expected to unwind the ACA, as this has been a stated goal of Trump, and of the epublican party. What this means has been studied.…… [Read More]

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Abbott, R. K. (2015). The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Large Employers: A Retrospective. Benefits Quarterly, 31(1), 8-14.

CBO (2016) Budgetary and economic effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50252-Effects_of_ACA_Repeal.pdf

CBO (2016) Payment of penalties for being uninsured under the Affordable Care Act Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from https://www.cbo.gov/publication/45397

HHS.gov (2016). The Affordable Care Act is working. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts-and-features/fact-sheets/aca-is-working/
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How the ACA Will Affect Nursing

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Affordable Care Act & Nursing

There are a number of different provisions of the Affordable Care Act that were designed to improve the health care system -- well, all of the provisions were designed to do that. The most immediate improvements will be the provisions that low the cost of drugs (such as the Medicaid rebate for brand name drugs) and the generics approval change. The biggest change that affects the quality of care is probably the provision regarding readmissions. The core of this provision is the idea that high rates of readmissions indicates a relatively poor standard of care is being given; so penalties for high readmission rates will encourage hospitals to have a higher standard of care in the first place, doing more for underlying conditions instead of just treating symptoms. Another beneficial provision is that plans now need to cover several types of preventative screening.

There are…… [Read More]

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Djukic, M. & Kovner, C. (2010). Overlap of registered nurse and physical practice: implications for U.S. health care reform. Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice. Vol. 11 (1) 13-22.

Sommer, A. (2001). How public health policy is created: Scientific process and political reality. American Journal of Epidemiology. Vol. 154 (12) S4-S6

Winkelstein, W. (2009). The development of American public health, a commentary: Three documents that made an impact. Journal of Public Health Policy. Vol. 30 (1) 40-48.
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Special Interest Groups and the ACA

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ACA and Public Administration

National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius (2012) is the Supreme Court case that upheld the federal government's implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the law for Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a tax. The Court's ruling on the case addressed a number of issues, from health care to the expansion of Medicaid. As Hall (2013) points out, the "Court's multiple opinions give a vivid depiction of the compelling contrasts between communal versus individualistic conceptions of caring for those in need, and between health care and health insurance as ordinary commodities versus ones that merit special economic, social and legal status" (p. 267). In other words, National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius essentially changed the way administrators, workers, employers, care providers, politicians, and all other stakeholders viewed the issue of health care, insurance and the funding of the industry. This paper…… [Read More]

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Hall, M. (2013). The Supreme Court's PPACA Decision: Health Care Law versus

Constitutional Law. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 38(2): 267-272.
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Understanding the Effects of ACA to Employees Working in Foreign Missions

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ACA International Implications

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) seeks to impose new requirements for both employers and individuals in terms of health insurance coverage. However, is the ACA affecting globally mobile workers (those on long-term assignment abroad or in the U.S.), is the ACA altering the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program? The details of the ACA provisions are complex and still evolving. The ACA is altering America's healthcare landscape, affecting insurers, individuals, and employers, including the state and federal governments (Kongstvedt, 2013). Among the notable changes include new marketplaces or public exchanges where persons can buy healthcare coverage and penalties on people who lack health insurance. It is believed that penalties on employers failing to provide coverage will take effect by the end of 2015.

In terms of Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Act sets in motion for greatest reform in the employer-offered health benefits in the post-World…… [Read More]

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Emanuel, E. J. (2015). Reinventing American Health Care: How the Affordable Care Act Will Improve Our Terribly Complex, Blatantly Unjust, Outrageously Expensive, Grossly Inefficient, Error Prone System. Perseus Books Group

Herzlinger, R. E. (2004). Consumer-Driven Health Care Implications for Providers, Payers, and Policy-Makers. Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons.

Selker, H. P., & Wasser, J. S. (2014). The Affordable Care Act as a National Experiment: Health Policy Innovations and Lessons. Springer Science & Business Media

Kongstvedt, P. R. (2013). Essentials of Managed Health Care. Burlington, MA, Jones and Bartlett Learning.
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Why the ACA Is Bad for U S Citizens

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Affordable Care Act

Affordable Health Care

Healthcare is very expensive in the U.S. today but it is also something that everyone needs. That is why affordable healthcare would be a great program for families in America: they could have the care they require at a cost that would not impoverish them at the same time. However, with the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), healthcare costs and premiums have actually gone up for many families (Durden, 2015). Through the ACA, the government is requiring healthcare insurance be mandated for every citizen in the U.S.; however, those citizens with a limited income or who cannot afford to pay for health insurance are penalized because the premiums offered by the insurance companies are too high. This paper will show how even though having mandatory healthcare for everyone is a great idea, seniors and low income families cannot afford the insurance premiums.…… [Read More]

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Durden, T. (2015). Meet the family that just spent half its annual income paying for Obamacare. Zero Hedge. Retrieved from http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-15/meet-family-just-spent-half-its-annual-income-paying-obamacare

Goodman, J. (2014). A Costly Failed Experiment. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB20001424052702303802104579451162959061196

Health Care Reform. (2012). Supreme Court Debates, 15(5): 47-61.

Puffer, J. et al. (2015). Envisioning a New Health Care System for America. Family Medicine, 47(8): 598-603.
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Ethics ACA

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The ACA does not by any means fully resolve this, but it makes strides towards addressing this critical issue of morality. The individual mandate is similar -- where the profit of one individual leads to the suffering of another, the suffering takes precedence -- the money is not as important. Not doing harm to others is the more important imperative, so the sacrifice for the greater good in this case would be the moral course of action according to Kant.

Locke

Locke's moral philosophy comprises two parts. The first is natural law, in that there are divine laws, they are obligatory and humans can understand these. The second is more hedonistic, that pleasures and pains serve to "provide morality with its normative force" (Sheridan, 2011). That these two views seem to contrast is well-established and indeed they lead to different interpretations of the key tenets of the Affordable Care Act.…… [Read More]

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HHS.gov (2014). About the law. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved May 10, 2014 from http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/

Johnson, R. (2008). Kant's moral philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved May 10, 2014 from  http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-moral/#GooWilMorWorDut 

Sheridan, P. (2011). Locke's moral philosophy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved May 10, 2014 from  http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/locke-moral/
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How the ACA Can Be Abolished

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Policy, Politics and Global Health Trends

The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was recently signed into law in America. This public policy impacts all citizens of the U.S.A. And has been controversial from its inception, not only because many people, who were promised by the President that if they liked their plan they could keep it, ended up having to get a new plan at a higher rate, but also because the very individuals who promoted the policy demonstrated a clear conflict of interest in doing so (Cesca, 2010).

The financial impact of the policy has been a serious one: rates have increased and people who cannot afford to buy health coverage are to be taxed if they do not buy it. Moreover the Act asserts that "healthcare is a right, not a privilege" (ak, Coffin, 2014, p. 317). However, by "enforcing" everyone to exercise that "right,"…… [Read More]

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Cesca, B. (2010). Punishing the Health Insurance Cartel for Extortion and Fraud.

Huffington Post. Retrieved from  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/punishing-the-health-insu_b_321420.html 

Coaltion for DSM-5 Reform. (2012). DSM5-Reform. Retrieved from http://dsm5-

reform.com/
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repeal of the affordable care act

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health care industry, in terms of the economics of that business, and how it is structured. The Affordable Care Act was introduced in 2010 in order to address some of the issues that are inherent in the health care industry, namely a high rate of uninsured and skyrocketing costs that were threatening the quality of care for everybody else. The reality is that the ACA has been highly successful. While there are still too many uninsured, some 20 million Americans have gained health care. The costs have been fairly high, but they are decreasing, the from a fiscal point-of-view the Congressional Budget Office sees the ACA as actually contributing positively to the federal budget by around 2019.

So the benefits of the ACA have basically been realized, and at a fairly reasonable, and declining, cost. The law has met its primary objective, and performed fairly well. There were some issues,…… [Read More]

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Bryan, B. (2016). The percentage of Americans without health insurance just hit an all-time low. Business Insider. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from  http://www.businessinsider.com /americans-without-health-insurance-all-time-low-uninsured-rate-2016-9

CBO (2016) Budgetary and economic effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act Congressional Budget Office. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/114th-congress-2015-2016/reports/50252-Effects_of_ACA_Repeal.pdf

Kaiser Family Foundation (2016) Status of action on the Medicaid expansion decision. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-activity-around-expanding-medicaid-under-the-affordable-care-act/?currentTimeframe=0

Lorenzetti, L. (2016). Here's why you'll likely pay more for your employer-sponsored health insurance. Fortune. Retrieved December 4, 2016 from http://fortune.com/2016/06/21/health-care-rising-costs/
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Strategies to Promote Emergency Care Using the ACA

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Affordable Care Act and EMS

The affordable care act is a medical insurance program that came into existence during the Obama regime. This came as a subsequent addition to the Medicaid and Medicare programs as fronted in the year 1965. The motive behind the creation of this scheme was to improve the affordability and accessibility of medical care to all the American citizens. Just like America, every society around the globe is made up of the less privileged and the rich. Therefore, the country's leadership opted to have this kind of insurance scheme so that everyone, regardless of the economic status can access cheap medical attention and in a convenient way. This forms the basis of the Affordable care act. This program offers many opportunities in the future for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organization. In this case, there are chances for the people to benefit from the same.

The…… [Read More]

References

Catalano, J.T. (2015). Nursing Now! Today's Issues, Tomorrow's Trends. New York: F.A. Davis

Cone, D. et al., (2014). Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, 2 Volume Set. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Copeland, C.W. & Carey (au), M.V. (2011). Upcoming Rules Pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). New York: DIANE Publishing

Faguet, G. (2012). The Affordable Care Act: A missed opportunity, a better way forward. New York: Paperbag.
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Successes in the Affordable Care Act

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Healthcare as an Obligation of Each Citizen

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The commercialization of services and goods has been on the rise with the prevalence of globalization to an extent that even essential services that human cannot survive without like the health care have widely been commercialized. The provision of healthcare especially in the cases of delicate surgical procedures and extensive medication has been left the selected few who go for it from the high end private hospitals with personal doctors and consultants. This privilege however comes at a cost, one that the poor and average Americans cannot afford hence they miss out on them and are rendered to make do with the public health services provided by the government.

It is hence an obligation of each individual to uphold the contributions towards the provision of the free and comprehensive universal healthcare for all the citizens of America. We all have the…… [Read More]

References

Michelangelo S., (2014). Obamacare Success Story: Man With HIV Thought He'd Be 'Dead Within 6 Months,' Now Has Awesome, Cheaper Insurance. Retrieved May 15, 2015 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/obamacare-success-story-m_b_4413329.html

The Atlantic Monthly Group, (2015). The Precarious Success of Obamacare. Retrieved May 15, 2015 from http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/for-those-that-hate-obamacare-do-you-know-why/387913/
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The Impact of the ACA on Healthcare

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Healthcare and evenue Cycles

When it comes to the revenue cycle and receivables management, a healthcare organization faces unique challenges. These challenges include the fact that many clients (patients) cannot afford the care they are there to receive because of the extremely high cost of healthcare. Thus, they are either covered completely by insurance, covered partially, covered by the state (Medicaid or Medicare), or are self-payers or indigent patients (cannot pay at all and rely on financial assistance from the organization). The facility cannot deny care to patients so must be able to balance providing quality care with the need to maintain a functioning, financially stable facility (the facility after all does have its own costs). For that reason, a healthcare facility must seek to prevent denials of claims while effecting a clear and apparent process of billing for patients. evenue cycle management must also be efficient so that billings…… [Read More]

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Fishbowl. (2013). 3 popular inventory management techniques -- business quick tips.

YouTube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yEcJIgN16I

RevCycle Intelligence. (2016). How the Affordable Care Act impacted healthcare revenue cycle. Retrieved from http://revcycleintelligence.com/news/how-the-affordable-care-act-impacted-healthcare-revenue-cycle
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Improving the Affordable Care Act

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Insuring the Uninsured

The author of this report has been charged with offering solutions for the millions of Americans that are uninsured or under-insured. Some people that are under-insured or uninsured are in that situation through little to no fault of their own. However, others are able to afford insurance but simply choose not to enroll in coverage. However, everyone should be insured because accidents and illnesses do happen to everyone at some point and the cost needs to be spread evenly among everyone. Certainly, the expense should be subsidized or fully covered for those that cannot afford coverage but the need to cover everyone still remains. While some of the opinions in this report are not going to be popular with some people, the author of this report sticks by them without question.

Analysis

One major provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was that people…… [Read More]

References

Healthcare.gov. (2015). Individual Mandate Penalty You Pay If You Don't Have Health Insurance Coverage. HealthCare.gov. Retrieved 7 July 2015, from https://www.healthcare.gov/fees-exemptions/fee-for-not-being-covered/

Somashekhar, S. (2015). You're already paying for some undocumented immigrants' health care. Washington Post. Retrieved 7 July 2015, from http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/14/youre-already-paying-for-some-undocumented-immigrants-health-care/

Tracer, Z. (2015). Employers' Shift to Private Health Exchanges May Cost Employees More. Insurancejournal.com. Retrieved 7 July 2015, from  http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/07/363490.htm
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An indepth analysis of The Affordable Care Act

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Affordable Care Act

What is the ACA?

The 2010 Affordable Care Act or the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - H3590), nicknamed Obamacare, is the latest American healthcare reform legislation. The PPACA encompasses the Patient Protection Act, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, and portions of the Student Aid and Fiscal esponsibility Act and Health Care and Education econciliation Act, connected with health care. Additionally, it encompasses revisions to the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act, Health and Public Services Act, and other legislations. Further regulations and rules have served to expand upon the ACA since its enactment in March 2010 (Affordable Care Act Summary). Summaries of the act have been updated as and when changes were effected.

The 2010 ACA represents an extensive, elaborate law which is designed to transform the U.S. healthcare system, through the provision of quality healthcare coverage within the means of nearly all…… [Read More]

References

"Affordable Care Act Summary." Obamacare Facts: An Independent Site for ACA Advice. Web. 14 Sep 2016. .

Fuscaldo, Donna. "ACA Changes: More Small Business Owners to Offer Coverage, Face Increased Compliance - Health Insurance - U.S. News." Health News Articles - U.S. News Health - U.S. News. 2016. Web. 15 Sep 2016. .

"Health Insurance Exchanges." Health Plans & Dental Coverage - Aetna. Web. 15 Sep 2016. .

Jost, Timothy and Harold Pollack. "Key Proposals to Strengthen the Affordable Care Act." The Century Foundation - Home.2015. Web. 15 Sep 2016. .
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Impact of ACA From Organizational and Patients

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act/Impact of ACA from the Organizational and the Patients view

Impact of the Affordable Care act (ACA) on the population that it affected

Impact of the economics of providing care to patients from the organization's point-of-view

How will patients be affected in relationship to cost of treatment, quality of treatment, and access to treatment?

Ethical implications of this act for both the organization and the patients

Impact of the Affordable Care act (ACA) on the population that it affected

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), as initially passed, mandated Medicaid expansion, for covering a majority of low-income, as-yet-uninsured American citizens and immigrants (with legal residency in the U.S. for a minimum duration of 5 years). The United States Supreme Court, however, in the historic National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 132 S. Ct. 2566 (2012), maintained that the obligatory Medicaid expansion proved to be unconstitutionally…… [Read More]

References

ACA. (2015). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Retrieved on 13th September, 2015 from http://www.dpc.senate.gov/healthreformbill/healthbill52.pdf

Howard, P. (2015). The Impact of the Affordable Care Act On the Economy, Employers, and the Workforce. edworkforce.house.gov. Retrieved on 13 th September, 2015 from http://edworkforce.house.gov/uploadedfiles/02.09.11_howard.pdf

Kengmana, R.T. (2015). An Ethical Perspective on the Affordable Care Act. MA: Psych Central. Retrieved on 13th September, 2015 from http://googleweblight.com/?lite_url=http://psychcentral.com/about/feedback&lc=en-IN&s=1&m=101&ts=1442202299&sig=APONPFlqjqQURNK5jFIewCvXRMJzyhz8zA

NCIOM. (2015a). Examining the Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in North Carolina. Chapter 7: Quality. Retrieved on 13th September, 2015 from https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.nciom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Final-Ch7-Quality-FINAL.pdf&ved=0CCYQFjABahUKEwjv_JDfr_XHAhVIB44KHfLKAPg&usg=AFQjCNEdTlwW2QuvqN5Rn6qM31poi4lBUA
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Maryland Health Policy Analysis for Affordable Care Act

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Health Policy Analysis for Maryland AC (Affordable Care) Act

McLaughlin, & McLaughlin (2014) rank 11 areas of health innovation based on their impact on costs and quality of healthcare delivery. The process improvement is the highest ranking item. However, the authors identify data analytics, disease management, "non-physician delivery alternatives," and "alternative to fee-for service" (McLaughlin, & McLaughlin, 2014 p 335) as other innovation items that can enhance quality and reduce costs. Additionally, the authors point out that innovation in electronic medical records, diagnosis, and pharmaceuticals can also assist with quality and cost.

Objective of this health policy paper is to evaluate the items that can play important role in the health policy process of Maryland's ACA (Affordable Care Act).

Healthcare items for Health Policy Process for in Maryland Affordable Care Act

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Reference

Abrams, M. Nuzum, R. Mika, S. et al. (2011). Realizing Health Reform's Potential How the Affordable Care Act Will Strengthen Primary Care and Benefit Patients, Providers, and Payers. The Commonwealth Fund.

Chin, W.W. Hamermesh, R.G. Huckman, R.S. et al.(2012). 5 Imperatives Addressing Innovative Challenge. Harvard Business School.

McLaughlin, C.P. & McLaughlin, C.D. (2014). Health Policy Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Approach.(2nd Edition). Burlington, Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Resnik, D.B. (2007). Responsibility for Health: Personal, Social, and Environmental. J Med Ethics. 33(8): 444-445.
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Healthcare and its evolution due to the Affordable Care Act

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Practicum Project in Health Informatics

Strengths

• This practicum thesis allows the student to work on developing informatics-based applications while also applying informatics science and skills.

• Uses technology to help streamline processes that ultimately aid in the patient experience

• Lowers costs while increasing efficiency

Weaknesses

• Does not focus on the "human component" of technology

• Focuses on the benefits of informatics but does not take into account the costs as it relates to onboarding. People must be training on the technology; stakeholders must know how to fix problems that arise. All employees must be willing to adopt the technology.

• Does not properly take into account the threat of cyber security and its implications on training nurses. A hack may disrupt the overall application of the technology

"Preceptor Training and Nurse etention"

Strengths

• Strong emphasis on a team approach as it relates to training and retention…… [Read More]

References:

1) American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/DNPEssentials.pdf.

2) American Nurses Association. (2010). Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Nursebooks.org.

3) Bae, S., Mark, B., & Fried, B. (2010). Impact of nursing unit turnover on patient outcomes in hospitals. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 42(1), 40-9. doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2009.01319.x.

4) Baker, S. L. (2010). Nurse educator orientation: Professional development that promotes retention. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41(9), 413-7. doi:10.3928/00220124-20100503-02.
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Affordable Healthcare Act in State

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The administration and operating costs should be reduced to 20% of the premium earned. The 80% of the expenses should be spent on providing healthcare services to the holders of health insurance. The law further states that in case the insurance organizations fail to follow they are required to rebate the insurance premium to consumers. The unreasonable premium increase will not allow the companies to mint profits. They will be required to rebate $4 million in State of Kansas alone. The amount is $91 per family in the state having an insurance cover (HHS, 2013). The legal implications for not spending on health have enabled the insurance services providers to facilitate their consumers.

New Care Act support preventing illness:

The individuals of Kansas State are now enabled through the Act to seek insurance cover even after having pre-conditions for their health. The coverage plan for individuals with pre-conditions has enabled…… [Read More]

Reference:

HHS.U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, (2013). How the health care law is making a difference for the people of kansas. Retrieved from website: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/bystate/ks.html

Jacobs, L.R., & Skocpol, T. (2012). Health care reform and American politics: What everyone needs to know. USA: Oxford University Press.

Kingsdale, J., & Bertko, J. (2010). Insurance exchanges under health reform: six design issues for the states. Health Affairs, 29(6), 1158-1163.

Parks, D. (2012). Health Care Reform Simplified: What Professionals in Medicine, Government, Insurance, and Business Need to Know. USA: Apress.
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Affordable Health Care Act

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Affordable Health Care Act

Impact of the affordable health care act

The affordable health care act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, brought a set of health care reforms aimed at making health consumers to be responsible for their health care. The act brought into law the patient's bill of rights, which gives Americans stability and flexibility in making informed health choices and decisions. Enacted by President Obama in 2010 as the Affordable Care Act, it aims in ensuring the insurance reforms in the country are comprehensive. This is achieved through providing discounts for seniors, protecting consumers against health care fraud, providing free preventive care, ensuring small businesses get tax credits, providing cover for pre-existing conditions, providing consumer assistance, and health insurance in the marketplace

The affordable care act also has other benefits for special groups such as women and youth. Women benefit from enjoying insurance options that provide them with…… [Read More]

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Affordable Care

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Affordable Care Act signed law President Barack Obama March 2010. Many provisions law directly affect

Several different important elements exist as part of the Affordable Care Act, specifically as it pertains to community and public health. One of the most salient of these is the commitment that the act makes towards preventative care -- which directly impacts public health. A large part of the goal of this act is to improve the general wellness of the community by helping people to maintain their health. A healthy community, quite frankly, will have less need for more expensive medical care if it can maintain its health in the first place. In this respect, the fact that individuals can now get a free checkup from their doctors helps to reinforce this preemptive approach to enforcing wellness. Also, the act has made many diagnostic procedures related to a general examination free or available to…… [Read More]

References

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2014). Key features of the Affordable Care Act. www.hhs.gov Retrieved from http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html

American Nurses Association. (2014). Health care transformation: the Affordable Care Act and more. www.nursingworld.org Retrieved from  http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf
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Affordable Care

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NC ACA

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolina's Uninsured Population

Tens of millions of Americans are uninsured in regard to their health, many at least partly because of rising health care costs. Spending on healthcare has outpaced the growth in the rest of gross domestic product by 2.5 percentage points annually throughout the past four decades and has doubled every decade and, at that rate, health spending will absorb 40% of GDP by 2050 (Reinhardt, 2010). Currently healthcare related bankruptcies are the leading driver of personal bankruptcies in the country because many families have fallen victim to overwhelming health care related financial burdens. There is an estimated one million six hundred thousand individuals (about seventeen percent) in North Carolina that currently do not have health insurance. This analysis will look at how the Affordable Care Act will affect this population.

The Affordable Care Act

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Works Cited

Covington, O. (2013, September 5). Report: 40% of uninsured adults in NC likely to miss out on affordable care. Retrieved from Triad Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2013/09/05/two-in-five-uninsured-adults-in-nc.html?page=all

Hobban, R. (2014, September 17). New Statistics Show Drops in the Rate of Uninsured. Retrieved from North Carolina Health: http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2014/09/17/new-statistics-show-drops-in-the-rate-of-uninsured/

HRSA Press Office. (2011, December 8). Affordable Care Act support for school-based health centers will create jobs, increase access to care for thousands of children.

Kaiser Family. (2014, January 6). How Will the Uninsured in North Carolina Fare Under the Affordable Care Act? Retrieved from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-north-carolina/
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Affordable Healthcare Act Recommendations to

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Too many Americans are suffering unnecessarily at the hands of insurance companies that are simply out to make a profit. The healthcare system has been broken here in the United States for way too long. I think it was incredibly brave to stick up for the average Americans against big healthcare companies with millions of dollars to fight back. It is about time that someone in government recognize the problem for as bad as it is and actually take action to stop it, even if that meant loosing some support from your constituents. Americans need acceptable healthcare, and providing that necessary care is worth the small tax increases.

Still, in order to make sure that the legislation passes smoothly and is implemented properly, you must work on some sort of compromise to appease the epublican opposition. Without more support, some other politician may simply tear the Act apart the second…… [Read More]

References

Klein, Ezra. (2012). Unpopular mandate. The New Yorker. Web. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/06/25/120625fa_fact_klein
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IRS Off Your Health Care Act of

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IS Off your Health Care Act of 2013 - [H..2009]

KEEP THE IS OFF YOU HEALTH CAE ACT OF 2013-1

KEEP THE IS OFF YOU HEALTH CAE ACT OF 2013-2

It has been two months since they have introduced H.. 2009, the Keep the IS Off Your Health Care Act. During this time, people have been watching seen a growing amount of support from people living all over the nation for this common proposal seen as just common sense by many. Thanks to that drive, it has been proclaimed that the House of epresentatives will have a vote on the Keep the IS Off Your Health Care Act before deferring for the August egion Work Period. In this essay, it touches on how this simple, two-page bill barricades the Internal evenue Service (IS) from imposing or applying President Obama's health care law. This essay makes the point of how in…… [Read More]

References:

H.R. 2009, Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. (2012, May 4). Retrieved from Congressional Budget office: http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44466

House Vote 447 - H.R.2009: On Passage. (2012, May 2). Retrieved from The New York times:  http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/house/1/447 

King votes for Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act . (2013, September 23). Retrieved from NorthIowaToday.com: King votes for Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act

Kibble, M. (2012, May 3). Tell Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act"! Retrieved from Freedom Works: http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/mkibbe/tell-your-representative-to-co-sponsor-the-keep-th
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Canada Health Care Act of 1984 Helping the Health of Citizens

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Canadian Healthcare Legislation

The people of Canada did not have elected officials who were creative enough or bold enough to put universal healthcare legislation on the books until 1984, although there were attempts to provide healthcare coverage for Canadians before that date. This paper reviews the way in which healthcare coverage was introduced in Canada and reviews two programs, Canada Health Act and Medical Care Insurance Act.

Development of Health Services in Canada

Before the end of orld ar II, the Saskatchewan government -- moved by the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation Party (CCF) -- began plans to introduce a publically financed health care system. The Saskatchewan government hired Johns Hopkins professor Henry Sigerist to help devise a plan, and he urged the government to go ahead and develop a "total health care organizations that would ensure that all citizens ... " could get good medical care (Crichton, 1997). There had been…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Crichton, A. (1997). Health Care: A Community Concern? Developments in the Organization of Canadian Health Services. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
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Affordable Health Insurance the Need for State

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Affordable Health Insurance

The Need for State Participation in Health Care Insurance Exchanges to Provide for Affordable Health Care for Millions of Americans in Need

In the United States, we have basic rights to life and liberty. Yet, many major health care companies are infringing on those rights because they are exploiting health care insurance rates, which has left millions of Americans either underinsured or not insured all together. This puts their lives directly at risk with limited access to essential care. In order to best provide for their uninsured or underinsured citizens, states need to work with the regulations of the Affordable Care Act and open up exchanges to provide for affordable health insurance to the millions of Americans who are currently in need under the ineffective system that is operating today.

In the current situation, there is a lack of affordable health insurance options.

Moreover, health insurance companies…… [Read More]

References

Health Care for America Now. (2009). Health Insurance Company Abuses: How the Relentless Drive for Profit Endangers Americans. Web. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from  http://hcfan.3cdn.net/48b73f19dac6bc9fa7_vzm6iijoh.pdf 

Paddock, Catherine. (2007). 47 million Americans without health insurance, census report. Medical News Today. Web. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/80897.php 

State of California. (2012). Stakeholders. California Benefit Exchange. Web. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from http://www.healthexchange.ca.gov/StakeHolders/Pages/Default.aspx

The White House. (2012). Affordable Care Act: The New Health Care Law at Two Years. Care Act. Web. Retrieved November 26, 2012 from http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/careact.pdf
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Healthcare and its evolution due to the Affordable Care Act

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Onboarding Project

Healthcare regulation and industry standards have long been focused on patient care and treatment. This is rightfully so as healthcare costs as a percentage of GDP continues to rise to unsustainable levels. In addition a patient focus is necessitated by an increase in the overall insured population. However, not much emphasis has been placed on the practitioner side of legislative changes. Nurses in particular must now adhere to changing standards of care and treatment. The insured population has become much more diversified in the expectations of care and treatment. As a result, all healthcare employees must be properly trained to better adhere to these changing standards and demographics. Nightingale Home Care is no different in this regard. With increased employee dissatisfaction and high turnover, the firm must reassess its onboarding practices. This will ultimately insure a better work environment, but more importantly, improve patient care.

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2) Erdogan, B., & Bauer, T. N. (2009). Perceived overqualification and its outcomes: The moderating role of empowerment. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 557 -- 565

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Care Quality

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Quality Care

Although there are several considerations one must weigh prior to defining medical care quality, one of the most effective definitions of this term is that care which ultimately achieves the greatest benefit while taking the lowest risk in doing so. In many ways, this notion is at the heart of the Affordable Care Act, for the simple fact that one of the principle components of this act is to emphasize preventative care since insured people's "policy will cover more than 60 preventive tests and treatments as required" (Glasserman and Hensel, 2013). Virtually no one can argue with the fact that there is a low risk associated with providing preventative care and, if implemented correctly in a safe care delivery model, it can also achieve the greatest benefit to individual health care patients, the system itself, and to the country as a whole. Thus, the prudent researchers of medical…… [Read More]

References

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Affordable Care Act helping prevent disease. www.cdc.gov. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/features/AffordableCareAct/

Glasser, M. Hensel, B. (2013). Preventive care services and the Affordable Care Act. www.nbclosangeles.com. Retrieved from  http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Preventive-Care-Services-and-the-Affordable-Care-Act-223984451.html
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Care Information Systems and Medical Records

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Evolution of Health Care Information Systems Physician's Office Operation

Filling in the hole of health care information technology will endorse safe, capable, patient-centered, and patient care that is fruitful in a timely way. In this essay, the theme is to look into two modern health

care organizations and then compare and contrast many characteristics that will involve the kind of evidence systems are using at the moment, investigate the transmission of information 20 years ago and how the substitute of data today. Furthermore, this essay will cover two major events and technology developments that have inclined present Health Care Informational Services practices.

Compare and Contrast Doctor's Workplace Operation

These day's doctor's office operation is familiarizing to the health care reform that was sanctioned in 2010 by the Obama organization. During sometime in October of 2013, the exchanges in health insurance was available on the market for customers on order to…… [Read More]

References

Burke, D., Wang, B., & Wan T.T.H. & Diana, M. (2009). Exploring Hospitals' Adoptionof IT. Journal of Medical Systems, 21(9), 349 -- 355.

Callen, J., & Braithwaite, J. & . (2008). Cultures in Hospitals and TheirInfluence on Attitudes to, and Satisfaction with, the Use of Clinical InformationSystems. Social Science and Medicine, 65(4), 635-639.

Finchman, R., & Kohli, R. & . (2011). Editorial Overview -- The role of IS inHealthcare. Information Systems Research, 22(3), 419-428.
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Analyzing Care Technology and Ethical Concerns

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Care Technology and Ethical Concerns

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Fed'n of State Med. (2014, April 26). State Medical Board's Appropriate egulation of Telemedicine (SMAT) Workgroup, Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine. etrieved from www.fsmb.org/pdf/FSMB_Telemedicine_Policy.pdf

Briefly description of the project

Under telemedicine, one gets multiple practice spheres for healthcare lawyers, including reimbursement, payment, abuse and fraud, privileging and credentialing, privacy, peer view, licensing, as well as regulatory compliance. There is need for healthcare proponents have got to comprehend telemedicine as well as its complex framework in order to serve the growing area better. Advancement in technology, expanding healthcare accessibility within the framework of the "Affordable Care Act," emphasizing on affordable quality of care, as well as the propagation of movable medical tools have placed telemedicine at the frontline of healthcare delivery. Since it began over 5 decades ago, range of telemedicine has broadened and…… [Read More]

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Fed'n of State Med. (2014, April 26). State Medical Board's Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup, Model Policy for the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine. Retrieved from www.fsmb.org/pdf/FSMB_Telemedicine_Policy.pdf

Kadzielski, M. A., & Kim, J.-Y. (2014, July 29). Telemedicine: Many Opportunities, Many Legal Issues, Many Risks. Retrieved from Pepper Hamilton: http://www.pepperlaw.com/publications/telemedicine-many-opportunities-many-legal-issues-many-risks-2014-07-29/
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Proposed Equity of Care Act

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Equity of Care Act

Ethnic and racial minorities are among the most vulnerable populations because of their likelihood to be poor and have lower academic levels. Their status makes them increasingly susceptible to ill health as compared to the rich, non-minority, and better education populations. As a result of their vulnerability, ethnic and racial minorities have experienced disparities in access to quality health care that contributes to better health and well-being. In addition to facing obstacles in accessing health care services, these minorities receive poor quality care when they access the services. The current mode of health care delivery does not ensure equitable access to and provision of quality care to ethnic and racial minorities (Shi & Stevens, 2005, p.148). Some of the prevalent challenges for ethnic and racial minorities in accessing quality care include lack of health insurance and financial resources, structural barriers, irregular sources of care, and lack…… [Read More]

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Lurie, N. & Dubowitz, T. (2007, March 14). Health Disparities and Access to Health. JAMA, 297(10), 1118-1121.

Shi, L. & Stevens, G.D. (2005, February). Vulnerability and Unmet Health Care Needs: The Influence of Multiple Risk Factors. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20(2), 148-154.

The Commonwealth Fund (n.d.). Archived: Vulnerable Populations. Retrieved November 13, 2015, from  http://www.commonwealthfund.org /grants-and-fellowships/programs/archived-programs/vulnerable-populations
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US Healthcare

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U.S. Healthcare

The final legislation should have incorporated provisions to boost the IVD industry. On its entirety, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act must have benefited the IVD industry. This would have increased sales in a span of five years that it is otherwise seen in the absence of the law. Most significant IVD sales drivers will result from the legislation as an expansion of in the number of insured citizens and new coverage of prevention and wellness programs. If various key provisions are included in the PPACA, coupled with the population demographics, IVD product sales will be stimulated. This industry will die or live based on the number of the test procedures and hence increase in the number of persons with healthcare coverage will be appropriate for IVD. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a sophisticated legislature, virtually affecting all aspects of healthcare and the majority…… [Read More]

References

Law, J. (2009). Big pharma: How the world's biggest drug companies control illness. London: Constable.

Parks, D. (2012). Health care reform simplified: What professionals in medicine, government, insurance, and business need to know. United States: Apress.

Ross, B.M.C., & Ross, B.M.C. (2013). Beating Obamacare: Your handbook for surviving the new health care law. Washington, D.C: Regnery Pub.

Schweitzer, S.O. (2007). Pharmaceutical economics and policy. New York [u.a.: Oxford Univ. Press.
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Health Care Policy or Delivery System Challenge

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Healthcare Delivery System Challenges

The American healthcare system has been criticized as favoring the middle and upper classes while ignoring the lower classes. Based on these speculations, the federal government has constantly tried to institute reforms in the healthcare sector though some of the proposals have failed to overhaul the industry. With rising insurance costs, the number of citizens barred from accessing quality healthcare has increased to more than 45 million uninsured Americans. On the same note, it is hypothesized that with time, the problems currently witnessed in the industry are likely to increase and finding solutions to them will be a tall order for the government (Stolberg & Pear, 2010). Despite the advent of new technology in the sector, which is likely to improve service delivery over the years, it is speculated that the cost of new tests and treatments will outweigh the savings. With the better technology, physicians…… [Read More]

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Stolberg, S.G. & Pear, R. (March 24, 2010). Obama signs health care overhaul bill, with a flourish. The New York Times: p. A19. Retrieved March 1, 2013.

Woolhandler, S. & Himmelstein, D.U. (1997). Costs of care and administration at for-profit and other hospitals in the United States. The New England Journal of Medicine 336 (11): 769-774.

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Blumberg, L.J. & Holahan, J. (2009). The Individual Mandate: an Affordable and Fair Approach
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Healthcare Reform

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Uninsured Population

Insurance Premiums

Budget Deficits

Healthcare Trends

Public Opinion

"Obamacare"

The topic of this research is "PPACA- Patient Protection an Affordable Care Act." PPACA has created a great impact in the healthcare industry of United States of America. The study is based on the critical analysis of the act by reviewing the performance since its inception.

Arguably the most prominent recent healthcare reform has been PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). PPACA is also known as the Affordable care act and Obamacare. It was signed by the President Obama in the year 2010 in collaboration with the Healthcare econciliation Act. This act is considered to be one of the most major reforms passed in the healthcare system of United States; the last such major reform was passed in the year 1965 in the form of Medicaid.

When this provision Act was passed in 2010, there were 50 million…… [Read More]

References:

Barr, Donald A. Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America. JHU Press. 2011

Blendon RJ, Benson."Public opinion at the time of the vote on health care reform." N. Engl. J. Med. 362 (16): e55. 2010

Elmendorf, Douglas. "CBO's Analysis of the Major Health Care Legislation Enacted in March 2010." Congressional Budget Office. 2011

Feldman, Arthur M. Understanding Health Care Reform: Bridging the Gap between Myth and Reality. CRC Press. 2011
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Health Care Reform Bill

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care

Act (PPACA). This is more commonly referred among United States Citizens as Health Care eform.

This revolutionary law offers three main guarantees: First, health insurance for all American's, not just those who can afford it; Second, cost reduction in the insurance premiums for individuals and businesses; Lastly, higher quality care. On the surface, the PPACA seems all around beneficial for all

American's, but there are some aspects that need to be further analyzed. There is no doubt, this law will give those who are uninsured or under-insured, better coverage and ensure better quality health care, but there is one factor that may have been overlooked; the PPACA comes at great financial cost for citizens, will take a decade to fully implement and will be not be sustainable for generations to…… [Read More]

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Blumberg, L. (2010, July 6). How Will the PPACA Impact Individual and Small Group

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History of Health Care Mandate the Signing

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History Of Health Care Mandate

The signing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by President Obama must be considered a landmark event in the history of the nation regardless of how one views the constitutionality of the legislation. Passage of the legislation marked the end of a long and acrimonious debate and brought the United States in line with the rest of the developed world in terms of providing universal health coverage to its citizens (Orszag, 2010). Unfortunately, the debate over the constitutionality of the ACA did not end with Obama's signing of the legislation as within days several different states filed suit against the law's requirement that most Americans purchase health; against the health care mandate.

The health care mandate was first offered as an option by the conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, as an option to the single-payer system that had been historically supported by Democrats and…… [Read More]

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State of Healthcare in Georgia

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Q8. List the state legislator(s) that sit(s) on the health committee.

According to the state of Georgia's website, the Health and Human Services committee consists of the following lawmakers:

Unterman, enee S (Chairman)

Balfour, Don Vice (Chairman)

Millar, Fran (Secretary)

Hill, Judson (Ex-Officio)

Burke, Dean (Member)

Butler, Gloria S. (Member)

Carter, Buddy (Member)

Henson, Steve (Member)

Hufstetler, Chuck (Member)

Jackson, Lester G. (Member)

Ligon, Jr., William T. (Member)

Orrock, Nan (Member)

Shafer, David (Member)

Q9. What is the state's position on health care reform? What is/was the support for reform? Is the debate ongoing?

Georgia has strongly resisted the ACA (Affordable Care Act). Despite the high rates of poverty and low rates of coverage, "Georgia opted out of the opportunity to expand Medicaid…the opportunity to expand the insurance marketplace through an exchange was not something they were interested in participating in at all" (agusea 2014). esidents of Georgia must go…… [Read More]

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Georgia health insurance. (2014).  http://www.healthcare.org /georgia/

Miller, a. (2013). ACA: Georgia premium rate variation worst in the nation. The Augusta

Chronicle. Retrieved:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-09-30/affordable-care-act-georgia-premium-rate-variation-worst-nation
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United States Healthcare Programs to Citizens Compare

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United States healthcare programs to citizens compare with the healthcare provided to residents in other countries? That question will be the focus of this paper, along with the background to the decision of major health insurance companies to support the candidacy of Republican Mitt Romney.

here does the U.S. stand in the world when it comes to healthcare?

According to a statement by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, the U.S. has "…the best health care delivery system in the world" (Politiface.com). Boehner, who was a guest on the CBS Sunday program "Face the Nation," was commenting on the candidacy of Mitt Romney. On the July 1, 2012 program, Boehner said he supports Romney for president because Romney "…understands that Obamacare will bankrupt our country and will ruin…" that healthcare system that the speaker believes is best in the world (politifact.com).

Meanwhile on Fox News Sunday (also…… [Read More]

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Americans? Retrieved November 17, 2012, from  http://balancedpolitics.org .

Business Insider. (2012). Health Insurance Companies Are Worried About A Romney

Victory. Retrieved November 17, 2012, from  http://www.businessinsider.com .
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Economic Evaluation in Health Care

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Healthcare Economics Evaluation

This report is about a proposed healthcare economics investigation. Some early research has been done and will be described based on what was found and how it was found. The report will conclude with a proposed plan for further economic evaluation on that same topic with a great deal the expected and proper form and function of that research to be described in that section. A conclusion will wrap up the report.

Critical Appraisal of the Evidence

Topic Selected

The author of this report has chosen how to make health care affordable and have the most amount of people possible covered in the United States as this is one of the more omnipresent issues and matters in American society in the modern time. Health care being at the forefront of the American news cycle is nothing new as it is has been a huge part of the…… [Read More]

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Berkowitz, E. (2008). Medicare and Medicaid: The Past as Prologue. Health Care Financing Review, 29(3), 80-93.

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Health Care Industry Has Undergone Fundamental Change

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health care industry has undergone fundamental change over the last decade. Most of the changes have occurred within the underlying business operation of the healthcare industry. These changes will ultimately effect healthcare agency administration as it continues to evolve and innovate. Legislation in particular has had a profound impact on the health care industry and the agencies which govern it. First, due to the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the healthcare profession is undergoing a fundamental shift in regards to the patient experience. The U.S. health care system is now shifting the focus from acute and specialty care to that of primary care which requires a shift in business operations. Also, due primarily to that aging of the baby boomer generation, the need for primary car overall is shifting and will be needed heavily in the future. The last 10 years in particular has seen an increasing influx of retiring…… [Read More]

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2) Levsey, K.R., Campbell, D., & Green, A. (2007). Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Challenges in Securing Federal Support for Graduate Nurses. Journal of Nursing Education, 46(4), 176-183

3) Creating a sampling frame for population-based veteran research: Representativeness and overlap of VA and department of defense databases. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development Volume 47, Issue 8, June 2002 pp. 763-772
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Health Care Profession Is Undergoing Fundamental Change

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health care profession is undergoing fundamental change due in part to new laws and regulations. These laws and regulations, although well intended may result in unintended consequences for the nursing profession overall. In the future, the role of a nurse will be fundamentally altered. For one, regulation such as the Affordable Care Act will result in an entire population of insured patients needing care. As such, the role of a nurse will ultimately be predicated on a more individualized basis with specialization in certain aspects. Caring for diabetes is no different in this regard. The public is particularly prone to diabetes primarily due to dietary and lifestyle considerations. As such, the topic of proper care and prevention of this issue is paramount to community health. The population at risk, due in part to regulation, is now society as a whole. This presents interesting challenges and opportunities for the overall health…… [Read More]

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1) Mahan LK, Escott-Stump S (2000). Krause's Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy. 10th Ed., WB Saunders Co. Philadelphia; Reuters (2010)

2) Polonsky, K.S. (2012). "The Past 200 Years in Diabetes." New England Journal of Medicine 367 (14): 1332 -- 1340

3) Stewart WF, Ricci JA, Chee E, Hirsch AG, Brandenburg NA (June 2007). "Lost productive time and costs due to diabetes and diabetic neuropathic pain in the U.S. workforce." J. Occup. Environ. Med. 49 (6): 672 -- 9
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US Health Care Reform

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Health Care Reform

FDR's New Deal and Lyndon Johnson's Great Society were early attempts for the United States government to play a broader role in creating more extensive social policies. More recently, when a recession pushed inflation to an all-time high, Ronald Reagan led a popular political campaign in which he pronounced that the federal government should have a smaller role in American society. He believed that socialism was an evil worth fighting. This sentiment undoubtedly caused the Clinton Presidency to fail when trying to enact a series of measures to reform Health Care. The debate has regained momentum with Obama who has enacted a health care reform bill known as the Affordable Care Act. Republicans who been vocal critics of the bill and have vowed to overturn in before its inception. This paper will introduce some of the economic mechanics that are responsible for fueling the debate.

Background on…… [Read More]

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Health Care Reform

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overwhelming connections between healthcare costs and the macroeconomic performance of the U.S. economy. The impact of healthcare industry on the macroeconomic performance is evident from the fact that in 2009 healthcare expenditure of the U.S. was 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. It was also estimated that should the healthcare costs continue to grow at historical rates, 34% of the U.S. GDP will compose of healthcare spending by 2040 (Whitehouse, 2009). The major sources of funding the healthcare costs are the Federal, State, and local governments of the U.S. Medicare is a healthcare program that subsidizes healthcare for citizens above 65 years of age. Medicaid subsidizes healthcare delivery for people below a certain income level. Approximately 50% of the healthcare expenditure is bore by governments at the federal, state and local level. It is also estimated that Medicare and Medicaid spending of Federal and State governments…… [Read More]

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Impact of Healthcare Reform Quality on Nursing Care

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Unintended Consequences of Health Care Reform

Consequences of Health Care Reform

My discussion is related to the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010.

The policy problems addressed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 are the high cost of health insurance that is untenable for low and middle income earners and the discretionary criteria for enrollment and coverage exercised by medical and health insurance carriers. The PPACA is an excellent policy solution to these issues in the United States and, absent socialized medicine, is a robust response to what has been an intractable and escalating problem in the U.S. Many people who have unable to obtain medical insurance are now able to do so.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was designed to significantly reduce the number of people who are uninsured through the provision of a continuum…… [Read More]

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Healthcare Reform PPACA Determine How This Federal

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Healthcare eform PPACA

Determine how this Federal law will affect market-driven and non-market driven decisions.

One of the industries that has felt the effects of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act most immediately and intensely was the insurance industry in the United States. One of the chief reasons that the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act was introduced and passed into American legislation was the effect of rising health care costs attributed to arbitrary and non-competitive costs exacted from healthcare consumers from the insurance industry. There was a general lack of regulation within the industry, which had been demonstrated to have had a negative impact on healthcare outcomes and trends. The United States, while the largest economy and a dominant world superpower, has an underperforming healthcare industry compared to other developed, industrialized nations.

One of the central conflicts associated with the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act is related to philosophical differences…… [Read More]

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Weiss, Joshua A., Medical Marketing in the United States: A Prescription for Reform. George Washington Law Review, Vol. 79, p. 260, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1748902
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U S Healthcare Delivery What Is Your Evaluation

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U.S. Healthcare Delivery

What is your evaluation of the effectiveness of the U.S. health care system in the context of delivery, finance, management, and/or sustainability? What are the issues that prompted a need for health care reform?

healthcare system is effective at delivering state of the art services and cutting edge solutions for patients. This helps to make it one of the best in providing various services and treatment options. The result is that more people will come and utilize the American healthcare system because of these benefits. This is why institutions such as the Mayo and Cleveland Clinics are so popular. They are known for delivering the best treatment options in the world to patients. (Anderson, 2011) (Shi, 2009)

However, the financing and management are two major issues which impact the needs of different stakeholders. In the case of financing, many people cannot afford to pay the high premiums…… [Read More]

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Key Features of the Affordable Care Act. (2014) HHS. Retrieved from: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html

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Health Care Reform in the United States

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Health Care eform:

In March 2010, after protracted public and political debate, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted into law by President Barack Obama. This legislation was one of the many health care reforms initiatives that have sought to rectify major features of the health care system in the United States such as service delivery, care coordination, and financing. Since its enactment, PPACA is considered as a milestone along the historical continuum of health care reform in America. Generally, health care reform in the United States is an issue that has continued to evolve based on the ever-growing health care needs of the population. However, this issue has been characterized with several challenges that are mainly influenced by the public's response to reform efforts.

Principal Features of U.S. Health Care System:

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which is commonly known as the Affordable…… [Read More]

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Retrieved from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/timeline-text.html

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Healthcare Reform Letter to Senate

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' Given the importance of initial legal victories, this would be a devastating turn of events, the consequences of which would most certaintly be the continued and perhaps even intensified suffering and exclusion of America's countless uninsured. As you so eloquently and accurately stated just this past spring, "I believe that a country of our size, the only superpower left in the world -- it's not right that we have 50-60 million people & #8230; with no health insurance." (Bolton, p. 1)

I believe the same thing. And I also believe that the primary reason that this unacceptable condition has occurred is because the healthcare industry is so grotesquely driven by the aim to profit, as opposed to the ambition of achieving improved healthcare outcomes for all Americans. Therefore, I believe the best way of gaining greater funding for federal reform efforts is to make steeper or more enforceable penalties…… [Read More]

Very Truly Yours,

Bolton, a. (2013). Reid: More Funding Needed to Prevent Obamacare from Becoming 'Train Wreck.' The Hill.

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Role of Government in Healthcare

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ole of Government in Health Care

ole of Government in Healthcare

How has the role of government evolved in the U.S. health care system over the past 100 years?

As made clear by the class text, there has been a seismic shift in the depth and breadth to which the United States government has been involved in the healthcare sector and field in the United States. This shift has manifested itself through four "epochs," or time period, where things completely changed from one time period to another in terms of what was done differently and how things flowed.The time period for these four periods ranges from 1850 to the present. From 1850 to 1900, the medical world was defined by the dealing with and handling of food, water and housing issues. From 1890 to World War II (1939-1945ish) related to coping with acute events and traumas that affected individuals more…… [Read More]

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Employer Healthcare Benefit Plans More Than Half

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Employer Healthcare Benefit Plans

More than half of the American population is covered by a comprehensive health plan of one type or another. That's approximately 160 million people. The programs that come under the above mentioned coverage include the likes of employer sponsored plans and other government initiatives for instance Medicaid and Medicare, a small proportion of health insurance which is purchased on individual basis may also be included in this. If we proceed to explain employer sponsored health programs, government initiatives and individual healthcare benefits individually, then briefly we can say that the employer benefit plans mostly comprise of group plans and are called "the employee welfare benefit plans"

Table of Contents

Introduction

Literature eview

Discussion

The Estimated Effects of PPACA on Coverage

The Number of Uninsured Decreases by 53%

Four Million Children Will Gain Coverage

The Individual Mandate Contributes Most to educing the Number of Uninsured

Premiums in…… [Read More]

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Manning WG, Newhouse JP, Duan N, Keeler EB, Leibowitz A, and Marquis MS, "Health Insurance and the Demand for Medical Care: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment,"

American Economic Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, June 1987, pp. 251 -- 277.

Pauly MV and Herring BJ, "An Efficient Employer Strategy for Dealing with Adverse Selection in Multiple-Plan Offerings: An MSA Example," Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 19,
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Health Care Debate

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health care debate that has been going in the United States. It discusses the Obama Care Act and how it impacts the society. Functionalist perspectives and theories are utilized in analyzing the situation and what outcomes are expected. The major themes and concepts of the functionalist theory are discussed in detail.

The Health Care reform proposed by the Obama Administration has long been the area of debate in America and in countries all over the world. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act go on to cut down the number of people who are not insured. It requires small businesses to provide medical insurance to all the people working in the business. The employers are obliged to provide a good quality medical insurance. Failure of the small business to provide a good health care system will result in a penalty for any employee that goes uninsured. This act applies to…… [Read More]

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Napsha, J. (2011) Small Business Owners Fret over Health Care Law's Fallout . Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 24th March.

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Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care

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Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care

Explain the advantage or disadvantage of the movement away from inpatient care to outpatient care. Do you think this trend will eventually reverse or stabilize?

Medicare's compensation solutions for out-patient as well as in-patient services and Medicare's out-patient as well as in-patient prospective payment systems (PPSs) possess a corresponding fundamental framework. The two include a basic rate revised for variations in kinds of situation or program in addition to geographic variations in income. Nevertheless, along with various systems of service, every PPS features a distinct group of compensation controls (ossi et al., 2004).

Acute in-patient compensation method

Medicare's acute in-patient PPS (IPPS) compensates medical facilities with a fixed quantity for the majority of discharges. The cost price stands out as the unit of the basic cost rate along with a related weight that demonstrates the anticipated costliness associated with cases in a specific medical category…… [Read More]

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Barry, D.M., Luband, C.A. And Lutz, H.T. (2013). The Impact of Healthcare Reform Legislation on Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP. Accessed from: http://www.healthlawyers.org/Events/Programs/Materials/Documents/HCR10/barry_luband_lutz.pdf

Rossi, P.H., Lipsey, M.W. And Freeman, H.E. (2004). Evaluation: a systematic approach. 7th edition, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
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Why Don't Republicans Support Healthcare Reform

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Media and Health Policy Processes

There is no doubt that politics plays a crucial role in healthcare legislation and reforms in the United States. After all, the U.S. Congress passes laws, and so automatically any proposed legislation is passes or fails due to how political representatives act on the law. Professor Thomas Oliver (John Hopkins University) makes that point abundantly clear in his scholarly article. This paper references Oliver's article and a peer-reviewed piece in the journal Economics, Management, and Financial Markets (Boubacar, 2006).

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

It should be noted that when Barack Obama ran for election among his major points was the need to reform healthcare policies in America -- and the need to create new laws and policies. He was elected by a wide margin and he set out to develop legislation that could bring meaningful reform and could provide insurance for an…… [Read More]

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Boubacar, I, and Foster, S. (2014). Analysis of Small Business Owners' Perception of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Evidence from Wisconsin Farmers.

Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 9(1), 11-20.

CNN. (2009). Obama calls for health-care reform in 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2014, from http://www.brandnewz.com.

O'Keefe, E. (2014). The House has voted 54 times in 4 years on Obamacare. Here's the full list. The Washington Post. Retrieved June 13, 2014, from http://www.washingtonpost.com.