All levels were expected to collaborate and partner in the provision of health and development of the stated outcomes through evidence-based home visiting programs. The main reason this issue was addressed in the Act was to improve the coordination services for at-risk communities and the children therein (Russo, Wier and Steiner, 2009). It also aims at improving and strengthening programs and activities carried out for children protection. It also aims to identify any comprehensive services that should not be part of the healthcare system as a way of increasing attention to those living in at-risk communities. Those involved in the whole process include health practitioners, the state, community and federal health-based centers and agencies such as the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and other partnering agencies. This issue was raised as a concern for the well-being of the children and as a means of enhancing healthcare from early childhood to the old age (Dann, 2008). It also encourages partnering agencies to strength the early childhood health system as a means of promoting health and the well-being of the pregnant mothers, children below 10yrs as well as their families. Such an effective and comprehensive agenda will allow more children to achieve the best healthcare program available and attract the support of other like-minded agencies. Background The realization that the early childhood protection system is necessary has been long overdue. For instance, in a study conducted in nine states between 1996 and 1999, it was noted that 17-41 percent of women of childbearing age women lacked insurance prior to pregnancy while 13-35 percent transitioned to Medicaid at some point during their pregnancy (Adam, Gavi, and Handler, 2006). The lack of this valuable attribute has limited the way the women would have planned for a successful pregnancy as the establishment of Medicaid eligibility after confirming pregnancy created a barrier for them to access timely prenatal care services (Courtot and Kaye, 2009). The policies in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have changed the social bearing of a large segment of childbearing women as the services will provide coverage to women with higher incomes than previous 133 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) (Russo, Wier, and Steiner, 2009). The political class has encouraged the implementation of this Act as a way of ensuring the budgetary allocations are provided to cater for the expenses. Their willingness in the actualization of the program will enhance child protection and health provisions that ensure stable childhoods and an eventual healthy population. The economic impacts are two fold. The country will spend highly to cover an additional 8.2 million women below 65 years who are not insured or are ineligible for Medicaid. The women in the lower income bracket of between 100 – 400 percent of the FPL will benefit from the Act through access to subsidies for purchasing health insurance. This will bring on board at least 7 million women under the age of 65 (Collins, Rustgi, and Doty, 2010). The social and ethical impacts of this provision will provide an avenue through which the communities will raise their health profile and sustain a healthy status. With young adults having been included in the access to health insurance, the community will benefit from the services they lacked in the beginning with mothers and young children being the biggest recipients
The Affordable Care Act and Maternal Health Care Name Institution Date The Affordable Care Act and Maternal Health Care Problem Identification When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act came into being on March 23, 2010, the intent was to have affordable, quality health care available to all Americans…
Dimensions of a legislation that can have an impact on masses are often intricate and far reaching especially, if the legislation addresses some primary necessity its impact and consequences are required to be watched even after its implementation to safeguard public interest Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed in to law by the President on 23 March 2010 is no exception.
Affordable Health Care Act was implemented in the year 2009 with an intention to provide citizens of America and its belonging states with well framed health care services (111th Congress 1st Session, 2009). United States of America is solely entitled with the sovereignty to implement this act according to the policy suggested in the Act.
Attempts to restructure the health care system to necessitate accessibility and affordability of health care services through enactment of all inclusive policies in the United States date back to the early 20th century During president Theodore Rosevelt’s term, the progressive party tried to initiate a national health insurance program unsuccessfully.
Majority of these constitutions have put in place healthcare as a basic right of every citizen in terms of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of basic environmental, waterborne, genetically acquired ailments and other contracted diseases in the daily activities of the citizens.
Healthcare in America is a very vital aspect that the government ensures for its citizens. However, not all Americans have access to decent and quality healthcare; hence, the sector has undergone numerous reforms to fit into a situation of affordability to its citizens.These reforms have introduced health insurance to the citizens to curb the lack of proper healthcare, especially to the majority Hispanic population.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed in to law by the President on 23 March 2010 is no exception. This memo will investigate the impact of ACA on Employer-Sponsored Insurance (ESI) and will specifically examine various aspects of the Act that can
The Act affects many stakeholders in the market, including the insurance companies, the pharmaceutical companies, state governments, health-care institutions, and medical device manufacturers. The Act addresses
f ACA is to improve the quality, accessibility, and affordability of health insurance, reducing the rate of the uninsured through expansion of private and public insurance coverage, and lowering the costs of healthcare for Americans and the government (Gruber & Newquist, 2011).
The act enables individuals to choose the package they prefer at subsidized rate. The Act also advocates community-based programs that aim to prevent development of chronic and common illnesses (Department of Health and Human