Essay on The Passage Of The Affordable Care Act
Traditionally, health care decisions were based by a fee-for-service model, were individuals obtained health care insurance mostly through their places of work. Many people were not able to obtain health care insurance because of the high expense or pre-existing conditions excluded them from coverage. With the passage of the ACA, the public has become more aware of their health care decisions and have started comparing prices of health care services to be better consumers.
Within the current health care market, policy makers have become an active participant in health policies. Health care policies have exhibited a combination of the public and self-interested groups (Longest, 2010). Public health care policies have developed from the demand from the public, structured interest groups, and other organizations to…