A Brief Note On The Affordable Care Act Essay

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The Affordable Care Act [ACA] promised to have a profound impact, not only on the way healthcare is delivered but also on the healthcare workforce, including nurses.
The Affordable Care Act was seeking to improve the quality in healthcare and lowering its costs, allowing individuals, families and small business owners to control their own healthcare by ending many existent barriers (Kaiser Family Foundation [KFF], 2013). The new Act was expecting to provide consumers with preventive health services with no copayments, protecting their choice of doctor from their plan’s network and removing emergency services obstacles, so consumers can get emergency care at a hospital no matter if it is not part of their health plan’s network (www.hhs.gov, 2014)
In order to successfully accomplish its envisioned goals the new Law needed among expecting consumers a very well prepared workforce. The Affordabel Care Act encourages increasing the supply of qualified healthcare workers, it directs the creation of a national prevention and health promotion strategy to increase health and decrease incidence of preventable illness and disability in the U.S. (KFF, 2013; H.R. Res. H.R. 3059, 2010)
The ACA encourages increasing the supply of qualified health care workforce to improve access to and the delivery of health care services for all individuals, enhancing health care workforce education and training, providing support to the existing health care workforce and creating a national healthcare…

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