The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act Essay

1128 Words May 7th, 2016 null Page
Natural law by definition is the idea of perfect law based on equity, fairness, and reason, by which all man-made laws are to be measured and to which they must (as closely as possible) conform) . It is derived from the concept that the entire universe is governed by cosmic laws on which human conduct should be based, and which can be deduced through reasoning and the moral sense of what is right or wrong. By this account many people believe that these are the concepts in which the constitution and thus constitutional law originated from. As it applies to the reform of current healthcare policies and ethics, specifically the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), it would appear that natural law is being reintroduced to the American public. The Affordable Care Act purposes to eliminate the racial/ethnic disparities that exist and provide each person access to affordable healthcare. As the authors of the Constitution believed they were creating laws for the betterment of the American people during that time period, the Affordable Care Act seeks to do the same.
For decades the health insurance system in America was inundated with problems including the incessantly rising premiums and difficulty in finding coverage. These and other issues stemmed from the abundance of freedom possessed by the health insurance companies. To substantiate the unaffordable healthcare cost prior to the implementation of the ACA, Nyman and Trenz analyzed data from the 1996 to 2008 versions…

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