Initial posts should be 150 words or more.
Please discuss two outside and two internal factors that impact the operations of health organizations.
The Affordable Care Act – Then and Now
Please review the Discussion Board grading rubric in the Course Syllabus.
In 200 words or more, create an initial post that fully
addresses the following.
Reforming the United States healthcare system has not been easy. Many have tried and failed. After completing the assigned reading for this week, you will find that the arduous task has been undertaken in the past, only to find that a consensus could not be reached by Congress. As such, the recent passing of this law is an incredible accomplishment, but the hard work is hardly over.
Presently, the United States government, in conjunction with both the public and private healthcare sectors, is working toward implementing the law.
For this week, please review the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of your textbook and formulate an initial post with the following criteria:
· In your own words, discuss the passing of the ACA. What was the intent of reforming health care at the time law passed? Provide details on the issues that this law addressed.
· Discuss the current state of the ACA. What has changed? Have the legal challenges to the ACA been successful? Why or why not? Provide specific examples of challenges that were successful and/or failed.
· Finally, what is the future of the ACA? How is our current political (Congress) addressing the issues facing you in your role as a health administrator?