There are a plethora of health care economic and financial policies in effect at both the state and federal levels. Each policy has implications that are relative to consumers, providers, and insurers. Expand on a policy that has yielded negative implications (for the consumer, provider, or insurer) and provide recommendations to alleviate or eliminate such negative implications.
Write a minimum of 1,000 words that describe and explain the background of the topic.
Topic: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) aims to bridge the underinsured and uninsured gap in the United States by mandating that individuals obtain health insurance. Depending on circumstance, this shifts the medical cost from the insurer (government) to the consumer, or in some instances, the employer.
- Must include:
- Policy development
- Intended purpose of the policy
- Capitalism, socialism, or a mix?
- Supporters and critics of the policy