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) on page 59-65, 193 of your textbook and formulate an initial post with the following criteria:
- Choose one provision that is most important and discuss why implementation will make congruent improvements to the current U.S. system.
- Discuss which provisions you believe will be difficult to achieve or implement because of the inherent challenges in the current U.S. healthcare landscape; please name and describe those challenges.
- Lastly, what has been left out of these major provisions? Had you been able to meet with congressional members, what would you have lobbied to include in the act?
- must be in 150-200 words
- Text book:Showalter, J. S. (2015). The Law of Healthcare Administration (7th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: Health Administration Press.