Health Law, Regulation, and Policy Devanshi Patel HCS/545 May 2, 2016 Kathleen Cross
DP-2 Introduction Health law, regulation, and policy have become the means of health protection and prevention for the American people. Federal laws and regulations perform a significant part in the health care industry. These laws and regulations defend peoples from health jeopardies and have plans that are set up for public well-being. The government highly regulated these laws improving the health of the public by (ACA) is one of the health care reforms being implemented in changes being implemented in efforts to make health services affordable in the nation. This law is intended to put customers back in charge of their health allowing for more affordable care options at the federal, state, and local level. This paper will discuss the impact of ACA on the health care organizational policies (Health and Human Services, 2014). Affordable Care Act was engaged into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, to improve the quality of care and lower health care costs, provide access to health services, and patient protection. This law is publically recognized as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (“Research and Markets: The Impact of Healthcare Reform PPACA on the U.S. IVD Industry,” 2014). The ACA requires all individuals in America to have health insurance for well-being and access to health care amenities regardless of social and economic class. The reform has a great impact on the healthcare industry by improving health care access and delivery outcomes (Health and Human Services, 2014). Millions of people who could not afford the health insurance before law are now covered under ACA. The ACA also extends coverage to the nation’s poorest, women’s health, and improves better care for seniors. This effort ensures treatment when necessary and consumer protection from insurance and other health care companies out to make a profit. ACA has different purposes focusing on patient protection,
DP-3 improving access to care, lowering cost, and increasing the quality of attention (Health and Human Services, 2014). Impact on Organizational Policies The ACA includes many provisions to assist in reducing health care costs throughout the health care system. These measures including offering tax credits to small organizations as tax relief from high health care costs (Golden, 2015). Besides, the ACA 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 necessary and favorable health coverage suited for the company (Golden, 2015). The ACA limits discrimination and encourages organizations to make measures in promoting equality in the health care delivery.
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