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Effect of Healthcare Reform on Access, Cost, and Quality

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The new healthcare law has been in the news as of late. It was hailed by some as the end all be all for healthcare. It was supposed to allow more people access to care. It was supposed to reduce the cost of care, which is skyrocketing. It was also supposed to improve the quality of care. However, the reality of the new law is that most people will pay more and some won't qualify for a plan in the new exchange.

Take a position on the new reform initiative. Is it going to solve our issues of cost, access, and quality or is it just another government experiment that will ending up costing the taxpayers a lot of money? Please provide references and a min of 250+ words.

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically transformed the landscape of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, bringing much needed reform to a very broken, complex, fragmented, and costly system. However, the complexities of our system prevent the application of a quick, easy fix.

The ACA has expanded access to health insurance coverage, in addition to introducing programs aimed at reducing costs and improving quality. Cost reduction strategies include payment incentives to reduce ...

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This solution of 268 words gives background history on how the Affordable Care Act has changed over time and if the ACA will addresses problems related to cost, access and quality. References used are included.

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