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Assessing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Choose a federal or state health care law that deals with patient rights that has been enacted within the last 5 years. Complete the following:

- Examine the situations or concerns that brought attention to the issues addressed by the law.
- Describe the process of passing this health care law from conception through signing.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the law in terms of costs and benefits to at least 3 different stakeholders (e.g., patients, providers, administrators, health care organizations, insurers, lawmakers, etc.).
- Develop 2-3 recommendations for improvements that could be made in the lawmaking process that was used to institute this law.
- Identify issues that are apparent in the law itself that could be handled by revision or amendment.

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A Legislative History of the Affordable Care Act: How Legislative Procedure Shapes Legislative History. Academic Journal By: Cannan, John. Law Library Journal , Spring2013, Vol. 105 Issue 2, p131-173,

THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: A CONSTITUTIONAL ANALYSIS. Academic Journal By: Jung, David C.. University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review , Spring2013, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p543-557, 15p

THE SUPREME COURT'S TREATMENT OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. Academic Journal By: Damell Weedent, L.. Appalachian Journal of Law , Winter2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p49-82, 34p

Choose a federal health care law that deals with patient rights that has been enacted within the last 5 years. Complete the following:

Examine the situations or concerns that brought attention to the issues addressed by the law.

Situations that brought attention to issues addressed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) 2010 HR3590, which is commonly known as the Affordable Care Act, were the millions of uninsured Americans who relied solely upon emergency room departments within hospitals across the nation for healthcare. In addition, the fact that America represents the country with the highest amount of money spent on healthcare in the world yet with the lowest return on investment, also spurred the necessity for the (ACA). Therefore, the debate on how to best offer affordable healthcare to American citizens has been ongoing for many decades as America represented the only industrialized nation without a national healthcare plan for its citizens. The impetus to reform healthcare in America is predicated upon the high costs, loss of employment for employers and employees, and a demand from American citizens to be provided with healthcare that is affordable and cares for the less fortunate. The issues surrounded this legislation were placated upon providing the maximum amount of Americans possible with affordable health insurance as well as lowering the spending the U.S. government spends on the previous healthcare paradigm that was America's healthcare system. Therefore, the issues that were addressed with this bill included new benefits, rights and protections, rules for insurance providers, taxes, tax breaks, funding, spending, the ...

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