Affordable Care Argument Analysis

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Healthcare is highly regulated at the federal and state levels. Laws are written to address different principles. These laws reflect societal expectations and are designed to guide us. As advanced practice nurses, we have a responsibility to fully understand the law and play our part in shaping health care policies that affect our patients and practice. The issue of justice with regard to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been hotly debated since its recent passage. Provisions in the act are designed to expand insurance coverage, control costs, and target prevention (Sorrell, 2012). Although its opponents argue against the individual mandate as an impingement on choice and freedom, I agree with Lachman (2012) that other provisions will

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