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    PPACA :Success or Failure?

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    In 2015, the PPACA will achieve its 5-year milestone. Since the inception of PPACA, many changes have occurred in the way health care is delivered and purchased by consumers.

    Read the Levitt article below on how well the PPACA is working. Consider whether or not you agree with the Levitt article, and why. As Levitt asserts, there are always differences of opinion about the law and policy issues. Consider each point discussed by Levitt, including easy online access for people to get information about health insurance options, making insurance more accessible and affordable, and reducing the number of Americans who are uninsured.

    Levitt, L. (2014, July 9). JAMA forum: How well is the Affordable Care Act working? Retrieved from http://newsatjama.jama.com/2014/07/09/jama-forum-how-well-is-the-affordable-care-act-working/

    Write an evaluation (or assessment) of whether or not you agree with Levitt, the author of the article, making sure to address the specific points he outlines, including the online process for obtaining health care information, accessibility, affordability, and reducing the number of uninsured.

    3-4 paragraphs in length

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    I agree with Levitt that the PPACA has been effective in some areas but there are hiccups in other areas. The online process for getting information has faced technical problems in the beginning but these were fixed after a delay. Even though a large number of states did not set up marketplaces, the federal government website and marketplace is working. Further, 8 million people signed up for marketplace plan and 6 million more people enrolled in Medicaid. Levitt's contention that PPACA has made insurance more accessible is correct. Those with pre-existing conditions can now enroll without any barrier. They pay the same premium. One challenge is that very ...

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