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The Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Many of the provisions of the law directly affect health care providers. Review the following online resources: 1. Key Features of the Affordable Care Act: 2. Health Care Transformation: the Affordable Care Act and More: - Advocacy/HealthSystemReform/AffordableCareAct.pdf What are the most important elements of the Affordable Care Act in relation to community and public health? What is the role of the nurse in implementing this law? The ACA is meant to address multiple factors that can affect or influence a person’s health; this includes type of housing, educational factors, availability and affordability of health care and quality food, as well as workplace environment and conditions. The act also should help to increase health prevention as well as public health efforts, improve overall health and healthcare, and increase the availability of health care professionals.
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