Download this testimony (pdf) chairman pallone, congressman deal, and members of the committee, i am honored to be here today to testify on the importance of assuring affordable health care for all americans. Few features of the affordable care act, also called obamacare and aca, are well known, although they should be, especially by those who support health equity. On march 23, 2010, the patient protection and affordable care act was signed into law by the president barrack obama's administration has been working on the affordable care act throughout his entire term with the hopes of changing healthcare for the better whether you agree or disagree with. The affordable care act (aca) aims to make sure all americans have health insurance coverage the federal government's health insurance marketplace, also called the exchange, is the only.
Millions of americans have benefited from the affordable care act since president barack obama signed it into law on march 23, 2010 and the recent supreme court decision upholding obamacare. The 2010 patient protection and affordable care act (ppaca) contains various provisions that support implementation of the medical home model including new payment policies, medicaid demonstrations, and the creation of accountable care organizations - which are similar to medical homes, on a larger scale. Affordable care act obamacare the affordable care act also known as obama care is the most significant health care legislation enacted since the beginning of medicare and medicaid forty five years ago. The purpose of the affordable care act, or aca, is to make health insurance more affordable for those with little or no coverage although the law includes some provisions intended to control costs, the most immediate impact to consumers will be on insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs for health care and on access to insurance.
Reprinted with permission from media matters for america the press failed to accurately convey the implications of a potential repeal of the affordable care act (aca) in the lead-up to the election. The affordable care act is designed to provide individuals who do not have a health benefits plan or employers who do not offer their workforce a benefits plan, an increased access to health coverage and to provide new protections for people who do. The patient protection and affordable care act, often shortened to the affordable care act (aca) or nicknamed obamacare, is a united states federal statute enacted by the 111th united states congress and signed into law by president barack obama on march 23, 2010.
Con artists are taking advantage of people's confusion over the affordable care act and trying to get their hands on your personal and financial information when enrolling,. Public health reform • fall 2011 317 improving the population's health: the affordable care act and the importance of integration lorian e hardcastle. One of the most important laws is the affordable care act, which prohibits sex discrimination, including anti-transgender discrimination, by the vast majority of insurance companies and health care providers. The comprehensive health care reform law enacted in march 2010 (sometimes known as aca, ppaca, or obamacare) the law has 3 primary goals: make affordable health insurance available to more people.
The affordable care act established the prevention and public health fund to provide expanded and sustained national investments in prevention and public health, to improve health outcomes, and to enhance health care quality. Understanding obamacare (patient protection and affordable care act) obamacare is a nickname for the patient protection and affordable care act of 2010 (sometimes called the affordable care act, aca, or ppaca for short), a health reform law signed on march 23, 2010, by president barack obama. The affordable care act and the insurance exchanges mandated a requirement for healthcare providers to implement electronic health records by january 2014 or they would be subject to penalties in medicare and medicaid reimbursement.
The patient protection and affordable care act (ppaca), also called the affordable care act (aca) or obamacare, was widely considered the most far-reaching health care reform act since the passage of medicare, the us government program guaranteeing health insurance for the elderly, in 1965. In the year since the affordable care act was signed into law, it has already had a positive impact on millions of americans, many of them latinos the new health law takes important steps to help. Full text of the affordable care act and reconciliation act certified full-panel-body version: affordable care act certified full-panel-body version: reconciliation act the first link listed above contains the full panel-body of the affordable care act and the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010 in one document. The importance of the affordable care act for rural america national rural health day brings attention to the unique challenges and opportunities for health and well-being in rural communities.