Health Care Laws, Policies, and Regulations Timeline Devanshi Patel HCS/545 April 11, 2016 Kathleen Cross
Introduction Health law, regulations, and policy are in place to protect and prevent health of the public. The government highly regulates the laws to ensure a quality of health of the public by creating programs, resources, and tools to assist in health care access. The law, regulation, and policy is in place to provide quality care and must make sure everyone follows it to protect the health and lives of communities. The paper will cover regulatory agencies and rules and regulations that currently is being faced by the health care industry. Also, the impact of these laws on the health care facilities that influences the health care industry. Affordable Care Act (ACA) The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a law that was created in the year 2010 by Barrack Obama to provide affordable health care, health insurance, and improve access to quality. It allows an individual to be in charge of their health by allowing more affordable care options at the federal, state, and local level (HHS, 2014). It has improved the quality care and lower health care costs, provide access to more health care services, and protect an individual. ACA is a law of significant impact on the healthcare industry by improving health care access and delivery outcomes. Many people those who could not afford health insurance prior are now covered under the Affordable Care Act (HHS, 2014). The health care costs do offer tax credits to small organizations as tax relief from high health care costs. Besides, the Affordable Care Act enables organizations to maintain their current plans as an option as long as there are no significant changes in coverage. These plans are grandfathered plans giving organizations a choice to make
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