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Project Goal The goal of the Health & Human Services Healthcare.gov project has been outlined throughout the Affordable Care Act, signed by President Obama in 2010. The Act intended to provide some form of healthcare for citizens. This would mean that the average citizen would be given the option of choosing between companies that are competing to be the provider. The Act would also aim to enhance the well-being of US citizens in that, widespread healthcare being supplied through a reachable medium would entail the best results in the shortest amount of time.Traditionally, the cost and provision of healthcare was completely up to the discretion of the provider. The Affordable Care Act intended to put that power into the hands of the consumer, i.e. the American public, and set goals to have as many registered healthcare recipients as possible. Providing the public a virtual marketplace where they could shop for affordable plans with government assistance as needed solved the issue of mass registration. This marketplace also accounted for Medicare and Medicaid extensions that certain states had made and eased the process of registering for healthcare. Certain strategic goals, as defined by the Department of Health & Human Services, guided the project throughout its journey. The main goal of Strengthening Healthcare is what the public and media recounts as it is still a debated topic in politics. This specific goal had six objectives:Objective A: Make coverage more secure for those who have insurance, and extend affordable coverage to the uninsuredObjective B:Improve health care quality and patient safetyObjective C:Emphasize primary and preventive care, linked with community prevention servicesObjective D:Reduce the growth of health care costs while promoting high-value, effective careObjective E:Ensure access to quality, culturally competent care, including long-term services and supports, for vulnerable populationsObjective F:Improve health care and population health through meaningful use of health information technology three of which were, and continue to be, imperative to the projects purpose.
Objective one was to have some security for current healthcare receivers and extendaffordable coverage for the uninsured. This was the main purpose of the project as it allowedpolicyholders easier ways to renew their policies and shop for the new ones, while at the sametime, allowing the uninsured to have an opportunity to find policies. Another objective was toreduce the growth of healthcare costs, which had shown up in state extensions ofMedicaid/Medicare and the tax deductions associated with choosing a policy. This also allowedconsumers to compare plans that would be the most valuable for them and they would also beable to choose a plan without the extensive cost factor. Lastly, the third objective focused on

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