Focus on understanding the basics of the Healthcare Marketplace
The Affordable Care Act is a controversial topic, and there probably are many different viewpoints represented in our class. For this discussion, let’s start by focus on understanding the basics of the Healthcare Marketplace so that we can provide accurate information to our patients and communities. Please explore the healthcare marketplace website at https://www.healthcare.gov/
Review several of the topics in this tab and share two things that you learned about how the marketplace works.
How does this information apply to those in your community?
As a healthcare provider, has this raised any ethical questions or concerns for you? There has been a lot of news and discussion regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) over the last several years. Healthcare reform is not a new topic, it has been something that has been debated for many years, but has just recently made legislative advances. It is not surprising with continued rising healthcare costs and all the variable characteristics in the financing of healthcare, that the public was spurred to pass this national reform. It is essential for the CHN to understand how government, law, and political action influences the public health system. Please share with the class, in an objective manner, how the marketplace applies to your community.I thank you ahead of time for your courteous discussion! please use city of Carson in California as your community.
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