In March 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Will this legislation help decrease or eliminate health disparities? Can it be more effective? Use the Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Focus on Health Reform: Summary of the New Health Reform Law,” assigned as reading for this module, for a reference.
Read the Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Focus on Health Reform: Summary of the New Health Reform Law.”
Commonly known as the Obamacare or Affordable Care Act (ACA), The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 is considered as one the critical health care reforms implemented by President Barack Obama (Shaw et al., 2014). ACA is a landmark legislation in the U.S. healthcare systems meant to revive and expand healthcare affordability and coverage. For several years, the act has stimulated mixed feelings in the country, especially among the medical practitioners. In the past, the healthcare system has been marred by geographic, education, ethnic, religious, racial, sexual orientation, and economic disparities hence hindering some patients from accessing quality and affordable care (Buchmueller, Levinson, Levy & Wolfe, 2016). Kaiser Family Foundation provides a comprehensive analysis of the act and creates an outline/summary that is easy to understand and based on the essential elements of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation helps xxx health xxx by advocating for xxx equity and xxx the health of xxx Americans. One xxx the xxx purposes of xxx was to xxx disparities and xxx xxx healthcare. The legislation xxx played an xxx part in health promotion by bridging the healthcare access gap. Person xxx 26 xxx and xxx are covered xxx parents (Kaiser Family Foundation, 2013). In addition, pre-existing xxx do not hinder xxx from xxx to quality care xxx eliminating xxx in service delivery. Among xxx that xxx complied with the xxx of Medicaid, ACA regulations allow individuals with poor financial abilities to enroll…