Running head: AFFORDABLE CARE ACT 1 Affordable Care Act Wilmar Smith HCS/545 April 17, 2017 Donna Lupinacci
Affordable Care Act 2 Affordable Care Act Introduction There are many health care related laws, rules, policies, procedures, and regulations throughout the United States. Each designed to ultimately benefit those whom are looking for health care services. These health care legislations have an overwhelming effect on how the health care industry is being operated. Some typically serve as guidelines to treat patients, others on how a facility should be maintained and operated, and the rest are to ensure that everyone is able to obtain medical support with their aliments. These acts of legislation come mainly from two authorities figures, they are the federal government and the state (HeathCare.gov, 2017). One most innovative polices to surface lies within the healthcare industry. It is a health policies that goes to benefit those who are in need of proper health care, this piece of legislation has played a major role in health care and has significantly impacted health care organizations all over the United States. The Affordable Care Act is a health care reform that focuses making heath care affordable and increasing access for individuals who may have had a problem with obtaining or maintaining resources in constant health care support (HeathCare.gov, 2017). Affordable Care Act in the Health Care Industry President Barak Obama was the leader of the United States who push is piece of legislation through and made it law. Many have opposed and many have supported this piece of legislation. With the combating ideas of this piece law it went as far as to the Supreme Court and it was founded to be a constitutional and it has affected change for many. One thing for sure is that it has created new structures in the Heath care industry and has ensured a change in how physicians collect their funding and how patients are paying for their treatments. According to Brown (2014), “health care executives have been busy recreating their businesses as if their
Affordable Care Act 3 livelihoods depend on it — which they do. They know that very soon they will be compensated not just for filling hospital beds, but for keeping patients out of the hospital altogether. That shifting of incentives, from patient volumes to patient outcomes, is already having profound effects on our health system — and presenting intriguing opportunities for investors” (para. 2). Institutional Policies and Legislation The Affordable Care Act is a public health policy, designed to obtain health care assistance much easier for all who reside within the United States. The United States government is broken in to three main parts, Legislative branch, the Executive branch, and the Judicial branch. This policy drives from the Executive branch, within the federal government. The Affordable Care Act creates the building blocks, the fundamental requirements for the local
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