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IHP 501 9-1 Final Project Two Submission: Policy Analysis and Testimony TranscriptAugustin MuhiziProfessor: Dr. Markisha J. WoodsonSouthern New Hampshire UniversitySeptember 14, 20181). Introduction: Policy
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare, is a United States federal statute approved by the 111th United States Congress and authorized into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It is often named the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Under this law, hospitals and doctors changed their practices monetarily, technologically, and clinically to push better health outcomes, lower costs, and improve their methods of distribution and accessibility of care. Obama Care was initially intended to rise value and affordability of health insurance as well as lowering uninsured charges by increasing insurance coverage and decrease the expenses of healthcare. This important regulation required insurers to accept all applicants, covering aspecific list of conditions and charge the same rates irrespective of pre-existing conditions or sex (Auerbach, 2017).2). Introduction: DevelopmentThe Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a portion of the Democratic Congress and a determination to modify the American health care system, deliver health insurance to many uninsured Americans and low rates related to their wellbeing. This legislation alongwith others was created as a portion of a ten-year long efforts to improve the health care system to address the lacking health care of the population. It was one of the noticeable issues that were an emphasis point during the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. This act has ignited a national debate among Congress as well as major movement amongmany legislators. On June 2012 and June 2015, the United States Supreme Court rule to maintain the legality of best law’s provisions. It also upheld the main part of the Obama Care in providing health coverage to all eligible Americans, no matter what (Vu, 2016).
Moreover, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a discussion that curtails from Congress down to the local level since it has a direct effect on both of us all. It is a multifaceted regulation with many intertwined fragments. It was passed in 2010 by Congress with many arrangements and finally became the law of the land. Many are in favor of it while others are still against it nationwide. 3). Introduction: Rationale I chose this policy because it allowed many Americans access to health care despite their ability to pay. I have been working in healthcare industry for about two decades now and I clearly understand how healthcare costs can be a huge challenge for many families nationwide. Also, I do live in a county where many elderly families in the neighborhood have malnourished children and who mainly rely on meals provided by theschool district they are allowed to attend. The affordable Care Act (ACA) provided opportunity for these poor and low-income families to receive health care that will ultimately enhance their quality of life and care.