Pros And Cons Of FMLA And ACA

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FMLA and ACA in regards to APRN or NPs
The Affordable Care Act created new health care delivery and payment models that emphasize teamwork, care coordination, value, and prevention: models in which nurses can contribute a great deal of knowledge and skill. Indeed, the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care.
- Institute of Medicine
This paper explores how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) addresses the Family and Medical Leave Act (FML) in regards to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Dietrich (2013) defined how The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted into law in 1993 to allow up to 12 weeks of time off for employees to care for themselves or immediate family members who had a serious medical condition. FMLA is not an anti-discrimination law, it is an entitlement law and a very complex one. The resulting …show more content…

Namely being a protected way for employees to take off work in order to take care of themselves or their family members. According to Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, and Alexandra Mitukiewicz (2013) the FMLA has been used more than 100 million times by American workers to help balance the demands of the workplace and home. Data shows that those whose combined workforce totaled more than 520,000 — showed that employees were no more likely to request intermittent FMLA leave on Friday or Monday than on any other day of the work week. Of the more than 920,000 intermittent leave requests analyzed in the study, 19% were submitted on Monday and 17% were submitted on Friday, compared with 19%, 18% and 17% submitted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, respectively (Dunning 2013). Based on these statistics alone, employees obviously respect the Act and are using it for the intended purpose, although there are still some marginally errors that could affect the Act as a

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