PPACA Health Policy Analysis

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This policy analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (hereinafter referred as PPACA) begins by identifying major stakeholders and political implications. Next, it explores PPACA as health policy and reveals new possibilities of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The issues of ethics, personal privacy, and personal rights are discussed before a brief ‘lessons learned’ review of historical health policies. Finally, this paper closes with a health policy analysis of PPACA –advantages, problems, and implications.
Major Stakeholders
Patients, physicians, employers, and insurers are major stakeholders in PPACA because of the great vested interest they share. According to a 2011 Commonwealth Fund survey, before the
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health-care system. Rosenbaum (2011) says this law is a near-universal guarantee of access to affordable health insurance coverage, from birth through retirement, with the goal of cutting of uninsured Americans by more than half. The PPACA combines 10 separate legislative Titles and is responsible for providing health insurance coverage for approximately 94 percent of the American …show more content…
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