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    How have public and private healthcare reimbursement sources, such as Medicare and Medicaid, and the changes to healthcare insurance accessibility from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, influenced the way that healthcare is delivered to an aging population?

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    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have influenced the way healthcare is delivered to an aging population by ending discrimination to the patients who seek insurance coverage. After the law passed, insurance companies couldn't deny coverage to a person with preexisting conditions. Preexisting conditions means that if someone had an illness that is known to have high treatment cost, the insurance companies denied coverage because they don't want pay high claim cost. Patients were now protected from insurance companies and don't have to worry about seeking medical treatment. Children who are dependents on their parent's insurance were also protected until they turned 26. Of course, as you know, the economy downfall was a hard hit on everyone, so if children couldn't get a job or had a job without benefits, they could stay on their parent's insurance until 26. The catch with this one is that if the child is married, or ...

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    This solution discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and how it provides many advantages for the population in order to reduce healthcare cost and expand coverage to the uninsured. References used are included.