The PPACA is considered the most comprehensive federal law on health care since the inception of Medicare and Medicaid.

Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Discussion

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

PPACA and Your Take-Away

Now that you have gone through this introductory class of the U.S. healthcare system, post a substantial response to the following:

Part I:

The PPACA is considered the most comprehensive federal law on health care since the inception of Medicare and Medicaid.

Examine three key elements of the act that you believe will be the most positive for the country (in your examination, you must include reasons behind your selection of these three elements).
Examine three key elements of the act that you believe will be the most negative for the country (in your examination, you must include reasons behind your selection of these three elements).

Part II:

Examine the future of health care in the United States.
Look back to your own definition of the healthcare system posted in Week One. How would you define it now after studying health care throughout this course? Post both definitions and examine the differences.
Examine where you see the U.S. healthcare system in the next 5 or 10 years.
Describe any potential reforms, research, suggestions for improvements, etc.
Note: The ACA is not considered a potential reform. It is already law. The reforms to be described in Part II should be those that have not yet occurred.

Guided Response: Review your classmates’ responses. Respond to at least two classmates by examining their response to Part II. Do you agree with their assessment? Why or why not? Explain your answer.