Homework Question on Obamacare
- The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Many of the provisions of the law directly affect health care providers.
- What are the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act in relation to community and public health? What is the role of the nurse in implementing this law?
- Review the following online resources: Key Features of the Affordable Care Act: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/facts/timeline/index.html Health Care
- Transformation: the Affordable Care Act and More: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/Policy-Advocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf
Homework Answer on Obamacare
The Obamacare Act is a turning point in the United States public health plan. The Act constitutes the fundamental legal safeguards that were previously missing: a near-universal assurance of access to reasonable health indemnity coverage, from birth through old age. This Act will essentially change the policy background in which public health is exercised. The law will take years to execute, and its intended significance can only be conceived at this point.
The Affordable Care Act endeavors to present new healthcare system models. New care delivery models provide chances to incorporate public health ethics and improve obligation for hospitals to identify and use helpful community efforts. A third element is to improve healthcare standard, quality, and competence while minimizing unreasonable spending and making the healthcare structure more responsible for a wide patient population. Another element is to reinforce basic healthcare access while generating lasting changes in the accessibility of basic and protective health care.
Another key element is to reinforce basic health-care access as well as generating long-lasting transformations in the accessibility of basic and precautionary care. Obamacare Act endeavors to make tactical investments in the public’s health, through extension of clinical proactive care and community ventures. The Act intends to guarantee that even the medically underserved citizens access basic health care. A projected 50 million people are perceived medically underserved because of a blend of eminent health threats and a lack of basic health practitioners.