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    Historical Developments in Health Care Delivery

    •Analyze the historical events or circumstances that created a need for the legislative act you have selected.

    •Describe the legislative act and analyze how it has influenced the U.S. health care system.

    •Evaluate positive and/or negative consequences that arose following implementation of the act you have chosen.

    Choose one

    •1937 Social Security Act
    •1946 Hill-Burton Act
    •1965 Social Security Amendments (Medicare/Medicaid)
    •1973 Health Maintenance Act (Managed Care)
    •1983 Introduction of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) by Medicare
    •1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA)
    •1986 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
    •1996 Balanced Budget Amendment
    •1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
    •2006 Medicare Part D Drug Benefit
    •2006 Massachusetts (Chapter 58) and Vermont (No. 191) legislation to expand health coverage for state residents
    •2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

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    •Analyze the historical events or circumstances that created a need for the legislative act you have selected.

    The historical events that led to the creation of the Social Security amendments known as Medicaid and Medicare were placated upon a progressive era wherein there was much opposition from the AMA and Republicans toward the creation of a national health insurance program, and the lead up to the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid was a controversial era that lasted 9 years. Because of a lack of previous experience in establishing any nationwide healthcare insurance, little empirical research was available to guide the Medicare and Medicaid legislation, and the opposition from those within the healthcare community such as the AMA made the process even more difficult.

    It was evident that a change needed to occur in regard to providing the most vulnerable citizens with healthcare protection, but there was large opposition and disagreement on how this should be accomplished. The turning point in regard to getting the legislation passed occurred when Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president with a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. Therefore, the stage was set for the implementation of the most ...

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    The history in healthcare is provided. The expert analyzes the historical events or circumstances that created a need for the legislative act. The legislative act is described.