Disparity In Healthcare

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After both the Republican and Democratic parties tried for decades to pass healthcare reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was passed in 2010. Through regulations and policies geared towards reducing healthcare related costs, providing increased quality care, providing better access, and more affordable health insurance policies, the ACA helped reform the United States healthcare system. The reform contains regulations and legislation regarding rights and protections, required benefits, implements minimum-guideline rules for insurance companies, taxes breaks for companies and the insured, spending regulations, new job creation, along with implementing the creation of new committees.
The Affordable Care Act
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This disparity in health care is believed to be a prominent reason for the increase of expenses for the health care system; due to the lack of access to care, many people did not seek help until their health problems were exacerbated, and because of the rise in occurrence of prolonged health conditions – which are more costly to diagnose and properly treat – strain was put on hospitals and tax payers alike (Community Catalyst, 2012). With the Act in place, lawmakers believe that by reducing the uninsured rate through increasing public and private insurance, health care costs in America will be reduced without reducing …show more content…
Individuals newly eligible for Medicaid will include the minimum essential benefits provided in the Affordable Insurance Exchange. Programs and funding improvements will be implemented to ensure seniors will receive long term care services which support their home care or community living. Programs will be implemented to improve the quality and the manner in which care is delivered while in correlation reducing costs. Heighten level of focus on prevention, wellness, and public health at all levels. Coordination of care for seniors who are eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Finally, States will receive 100% federal matching funds for the increase in payments to providers (Affordable Care Act,

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