contributes to the shortfall of available providers which in turn can negatively impact the quality of care provided (Anderson, 2014). According to Anderson (2014), The ACA's attempts to address the shortage are unproven and limited in scope, and the significant financial investment will not produce results for years due to the training pipeline. With the ACA's estimated 190 million hours of paperwork annually imposed on businesses and the health care industry, combined with shortages of workers, patients will be facing increasing wait times, limited access to providers, shortened time with caregivers and decreased satisfaction. The health care workforce is facing increased stress and instability, and a major redesign of the workforce is needed to extend care to millions of Americans. By increasing the amount of care to be provided and allowing everyone to have access to that care, resources are going to become increasingly scarce, causing prices to rise and quality to diminish. While the ACA had the right intentions of making care accessible and hoping to make it affordable for all it neglected to discuss how the reallocation of resources was to be handled. Many small businesses had to close or drop full-time employees because they could not afford to carry insurance, and many larger organizations lost full-time employees altogether. They instead hired more part-time employees and only kept those full-time in management positions. Role of Organizational Stakeholders and Interest Groups Some of the stakeholders in healthcare include hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, public and private insurers, and patients. Other interested parties include all levels of government. Changes to legislation in healthcare policy can be challenging, but adapting to these changes is
HEALTH LAW, REGULATION, AND POLICY 8 necessary for providers, payers, and beneficiaries. Stakeholder roles differ and involve issuing direction on implementing programs with endeavors to increase opportunities. Interested parties and interest groups also supply valuable research information for methodical and procedural implementation. The primary stakeholders are internal to the organization, and their endeavors impact everyday operations of healthcare organizations. Providers and patients burdened the responsibility of championing regulations and policies that affect health care organizations. For-profit organizations, such as pharmaceutical companies are also involved but considered vested stakeholders. National interest groups have discovered that consumers, as well as employers, acquire health insurance from state sponsored programs. Many lobbyists for health care contain lobbyists, whose many roles is to bombard Congress with petitions to support their cause. Many people have great careers being lobbyists. Influenced by lobbyist groups who contributed to several of the provisions, the legislators added content to the ACA.
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