Essay on The Affordable Healthcare Act ( Aca )

922 Words Oct 24th, 2016 4 Pages
The Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and has since affected the practice of healthcare in the United States (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [USDHHS], 2014). The ACA has had significant impacts on health care by requiring health care providers to be completely digital to allow for better access to patient histories and expanding coverage to those who may previously not have had access to healthcare (USDHHS, 2015). The current law is trying to improve quality and lower health care costs while providing better access to health care (USDHHS, 2014). While the law seems to be working well for patients, there are several factors that affect healthcare providers and organizations, which has caused many people to call for reformation of the act. In order to reform the ACA, one must take into consideration the patient’s access and cost of care and the reformation’s effects on the practitioners that provide care. As an alternative, I believe that a reformation to the ACA should involve providing free preventative care for uninsured patients while incentivizing prevention for healthcare organizations. By focusing on preventative care, medical costs can be significantly decreased so that the patient or hospital is not stuck paying expensive medical bills that could easily have been prevented. The cost of primary prevention of disease is significantly less than secondary or tertiary prevention and would allow patients to be…

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