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What is Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010? What is ACA’s contribution to health care reform?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a federal statute signed into law in 2010, that is designed to increase access to health insurance, expand Medicaid eligibility, subsidize health insurance premiums, and provide incentives for businesses to provide health care benefits (Marco et al., 2012). ACA is a law that levels the playing field for all American to have access to health insurance. The ACA’s contributions are as following:
• Provides health care for people who cannot afford health care.
• Allows patients to choose their provider.
• Keeps young adults medically covered under their parent’s health plan until the age of 26 (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), 2015).
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(2012). The Ethics of Health Care Reform: Impact on Emergency Medicine.
Academic Emergency Medicine, 19(4), 461-468 8p. doi:10.1111/j.1553-
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2015). About the Law. Retrieved from The ACA reduced the Medicare provider reimbursements for Medicare patients, what are your thoughts on this? I think it will affect the new Medicare patient more than the Medicare patients that are already established with a provider, I think you will find more and more providers stating they are not accepting new patients to get around accepting a new Medicare patient.

The ACA expects everyone to sign up for insurance, and if you don’t have insurance you will be fined on your income tax. What about those families that are just barely making it, but are not able to qualify for Medi-Cal, the money it takes to pay for insurance maybe the money they need to feed their family or pay for gas. I think that someone who is working hard and trying to make a living should be given more consideration when it comes to determining how much they need to pay for insurance what are your thoughts on

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