Write a 3-5 page essay on above topic explaining -impact on population that is affected.-
Impact on economics of providing care to patients from the organization point of view.How
will patients be affected in relationship to cost & treatment & success to treatment? –
Ethical implication of this act for both organization & patients. Nb Paper must be written
in original form, I will have to submit to turnitin for originality score.Should be double
The Impact of Affordable Care Act on North Carolina’s uninsured population
The architectures of the affordable care act wanted to ensure that all the citizens had
access to quality affordable healthcare. The act could reduce the level of health disparities in the
United States. Health care is a human right and the government has the responsibilities of
ensuring that all the citizens have the opportunity to access to quality health care. Affordable
Care Act 2010 will affect the resident of US North Carolina citizens included.
The act targeted the many uninsured citizens in the State of North Carolina and as well
other states in the US. Many people could not afford accessibility to quality healthcare because
the cost was beyond their reach. In 2011-2012 1 in 5 young people, approximately 1.5 million
were without insurance cover (Silberman, (2012). Most of the insured persons report barrier to
accessibility to healthcare because of high costs. According to Silberman, (2012), around 48% of
uninsured reported that they could not see a doctor because of the high costs.
Therefore, by the affordable act coming into effect, the uninsured persons in North
Carolina will benefit from it. The act will ensure that these category of the population gain
access to health care. Many of the uninsured have experienced challenges in term of getting
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accessibility to healthcare because of the high cost. The Affordable Care Act through various
insurance covers such as Medicare and Medicaid will allow those people that have low income
to also get insurance packages that suits them (Fontenot, 2013). This will therefore, remove the
accessibility barriers that has been the high costs that are charged.
The act will also ensure provision of quality of care to the uninsured population. They
will be in a position to change their status by getting insurance covers that will make them
eligible to better quality care (Fontenot, 2013). Furthermore, the Affordable Care Act will
improve the overall population health of the insured through medical or health care accessibility.
The barriers available will be removed.
From the organization point of view, the Affordable Care Act will help to reduce the
costs of providing health care to patient. The various insurance companies such as Medicaid and
Medicare will cover the cost. According to Furman (2014), the act will help in slowing the
growth of healthcare cost as experienced from the slowdown in healthcare cost in 2010 to 2012.
The real per capita health spending increased/grew at an annual rate of 1.1 from 2011-2012
compared to the previous years before the implementation of the act which experienced growth
rate of about 4.6 percent (Furman, 2014). This statistics indicates that organizations will
therefore not incur high costs in providing health services to their patients. The hospitals will get
their payment from the insurance companies authenticated and their work will be to ensure that
they provide quality healthcare. Therefore, instances of debts or failure to pay for hospital bills
by patients will be avoided a hence impacting positively on the financial position of the health
Even as the Affordable Care Act comes into effect, the number of people that will gain
accessibility to healthcare will increase and this requires increased number of healthcare
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professionals to provide healthcare services. The organizations of healthcare centers will be
required to invest more in recruitment of new staffs to deal with the increasing number of
patients. This is something geared to increase the budget for the healthcare organizations’ at this
stage of recruitment. Therefore, in overall, the Affordable Care Act will impact positively on
patients, as they will be able to access to better healthcare. Various insurance companies will
cover the cost of accessing healthcare. Therefore, treatments will also be improved as the
patients will be insured to get quality healthcare. Success of treatment will also be affected by
the care (The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, 2014). The government will be required to
employee enough medical personnel to help in provision of care to ensure that the staffs are not
overwhelmed by the higher number of patient. This will help enhance success of their treatment.
The Affordable Care Act has also ethical implications inherent in it. Ethics concerns
right and wrong. In this context, the passage of the act was right decisions that aimed to help
patients attain better health. The insured persons have for many years failed to get quality
healthcare and through the act, they will be able to get quality health care at low cost. Therefore,
it is an ethical act. On the side of the organization, it will require that they provide quality care
services to all the patients without any biasness or any prejudices. The health facilities must
ensure that they employ enough and competent staffs to render quality services to the patients.
In conclusion, Affordable Care Act is one of the measures that will impact positively on
the health of many insured persons in North Carolina. These categories of patient will gain
access to health care at affordable rates hence improving their heath. Organizations will also
record reduced cost because of the acts but will be required to increase their staffs to ensure
quality health. Ethical aspects are also required to be addressed even as the law comes into force.
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Patients will only benefit if the organization uphold to ethics by endeavoring to provide quality
healthcare to the patients.
Fontenot, S. (2013). Understanding the Affordable Care Act Bit by Bit: A Practical Guide.
Physician Executive, 39(2):89-91
Furman, J. (2014). Six economic benefits of the Affordable Care Act.