Essay about Affordable Care Act And Accountable Care

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Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 is the most notable expansion of the United States Healthcare system since 1965. We will discuss some of the key points of this Act and how it is anticipated to decrease cost in medical spending while maintaining a high caliber of patient care. One of the most discussed aspects of the ACA is its new implementation of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In addition we will explain the goals of an ACO, the risks and benefits of this organization, how it will influence healthcare delivery services and lastly how it impacts the role and work of an Advanced Practicing Nurse.
Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act is foreseen to reduce medical spending and preserve a standard of care, while making affordable health insurance available to all citizens of the United States. Here are some of the key components of the ACA; new consumer protections, improving quality care, lowering healthcare costs, all while increasing access to affordable care. Some of the new consumer protections that are regulated in this Act are the ability of consumers to compare and pick health coverage options, preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to children under 19 with preexisting conditions, prohibiting companies from denying payment for services based on application errors, banning lifetime dollar limits on essential benefits and creating programs that allow consumers to file complaints,…

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