HSM543 Patient Protection Care

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HSM543 Patient Protection Care
On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and…

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HSM543 Patient Protection Care

HSM543 Patient Protection Care

Week 2 Discussions All Students Posts 55 Pages 

On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), a primary healthcare reform legislation of the 111th U.S. Congress.  This new law brought about massive changes in the way that healthcare is delivered and founded in our nation.  To say that PPACA is controversial is to utter a huge understatement.  Many U.S. states and private organizations filed suit in Federal Court challenging the constitutionality of the Act, but the US Supreme Court upheld it.

Just about everyone is affected by this law.  What are the major impacts of PPACA on hospitals?  What are the major impacts on doctors?  What are the major impacts on patients?  In your own view, has PPACA improved healthcare in America?  What changes in PPACA do you think would make it more effective moving forward?...