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    Analyze the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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    Using the background information below, in 400 words and 2 scholarly references, Analyze the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010)
    Consider the main provisions of the law and the issues it is trying to address.
    1. Identify 1 central economic and 1 social issue
    2. Discuss how the law addresses these issues and answer whether or not the solution the law provides is effective.

    Background Information
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is the health care legislation currently being implemented. Without getting into the politics of the debate that has surrounded this legislation, consider the main provisions of the law and the issues it is trying to address. Research at least two of the central economic and/or social issues, for example, the cost of health care for the uninsured that historically has been transferred to those who are insured.

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    One of the central social issues that The ACA chose to address involved the key provision that expanded Medicaid. In essence, the objective of this provision was to ensure that children, poor individuals, and childless adults with family incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level are able to receive healthcare, which is why the ACA expanded Medicaid by universalizing a process that had escalated in the states throughout the 1990s. As a result of the ACA, the government effectively eliminated any need for waivers by offering states the incentive to ...

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    The expert analyzes the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One central economic and one social issue is identified.

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