Healthcare Reform 2010: Effects on Primary Care Analytical Essay by scribbler

Healthcare Reform 2010: Effects on Primary Care
Looks at the beneficial and challenging effects of the Healthcare Reform 2010 Act.
# 152807 | 1,740 words | 5 sources | APA | 2013 | US


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Description:

This paper explains that the most fundamental aspect of the Healthcare Reform 2010 Act is that it expands access to regular sources of affordable healthcare for Americans including the poor, elderly and rural Americans. After review the act, the author underscores that the major benefits are the coverage of preexisting conditions and future chronic illnesses and the closure of Senior citizens' payment zones of non-coverage; however, access to venues for care must be increased and exemptions for individuals who can opt out of coverage should be decreased. The paper states that this healthcare reform bill is only the first step in ensuring that no American is left without affordable medical care.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: The Essential Contribution of Primary Care to Health Systems and Patient Health
Why We Need a Health Care Reform Bill: The Logistics of Expanding Primary Care
The Specific Needs of the Poor, Elderly, and Rural Americans
With the Implementation of the Health Care Reform Law, Why Will Primary Care Be Expected to Have a Beneficial Effect on Health?
What are the Challenges and Limitations That Primary Care Will Face with the Implementation of the Health Care Reform in United States?

From the Paper:

"Despite the fact that some Americans will continue to lack coverage, the number of Americans with health insurance is likely to expand and the number of Americans who intend to avail themselves of primary, rather than emergency-level care will increase. As a result, the House and Senate both approved bills calling for increased payments for primary care services. "The House and Senate health care reform bills address the need to strengthen the primary care workforce. In the Senate, for example, the HELP bill would establish a national health care workforce commission to determine current and projected workforce needs and to advise Congress and the administration on how to align workforce resources with national needs". The legislation increases funding for the National Health Service Corps and the nation's community health centers...[and] reauthorizes Section 747 of Title VII of the Public Health Service Act, the only federal program that provides funds to academic departments of family medicine and family medicine residency programs to increase training of family physicians. The NHSC provides debt relief to recent medical school graduates who agree to serve in rural areas, in exchange for tuition forgiveness. This is meant to address accessibility and person/patient-focused care relationships between regular healthcare providers, as well as improve comprehensiveness of care and coordination of care, as is the purpose of other provisions of the bill."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andrews, Michelle. (2010, May 18). How will insurance be more affordable? The New York Times. Retrieved May 19, 2010 athttp://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/how-will-insurance-be-made-more-affordable/
  • Andrews, Michelle. (2010, May 18). What if my employer decides not to offer insurance? The New York Times. Retrieved May 19, 2010 athttp://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/what-if-my-employer-decides-not-to-offer-insurance/
  • Arvantes, James. (2010, May 19). AAFP president points out importance of funding primarycare programs. American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP). Retrieved May 19, 2010 at http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/government-medicine/20100519heimtestimony.html
  • Arvantes, James. (2009, August 25). Primary care key component of health care reform.American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP). Retrieved May 19, 2010 at http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/government-medicine/20090825pc-import.html
  • Congress passes comprehensive health care reform measure. (2010, March 21). Association of American Family Physicians (AAFP). Retrieved May 19, 2010 athttp://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/publications/news/news-now/government-medicine/20100321reformpasses.html

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APA Format

Healthcare Reform 2010: Effects on Primary Care (2013, April 30) Retrieved June 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/healthcare-reform-2010-effects-on-primary-care-152807/

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"Healthcare Reform 2010: Effects on Primary Care" 30 April 2013. Web. 20 June. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/healthcare-reform-2010-effects-on-primary-care-152807/>

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