The Health Care And Education Reconciliation Act

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The Portfolio Paper The healthcare reform law in the United States is known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or commonly referred to as Obamacare (Martin, 2015). President Barack Obama signed the federal statue, ACA, into law on March 23, 2010 (Martin, 2015). The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act was signed into law on March 30, 2010 as it said to represent “the most significant regulatory overhaul of the country’s healthcare system since the passage of Medicate and Medicaid in 1965” (Martin, 2015). There are “thirty-eight to forty-eight million Americans do not have health insurance for a number of reasons” (Martin, 2015). Those reasons can be the result of underemployment, unemployment, lack of employers offering health insurance, unable to afford health insurance, and etc. Impact The current impact of healthcare has changed drastically over the years. Although there have been current changes, the future impact of healthcare will go through even more major changes or adjustments for various reasons. Healthcare can have a positive and negative effect on people. For instance, you may personally know a family that needs their health insurance, but are struggling to afford the cost of health services. Or a relative who finally has the opportunity to qualify for coverage because prior he or she was denied for a pre-existing condition. Additionally, there may be stories you have heard about people who have lost everything by filing bankruptcy to escape the overwhelming dwells of healthcare bills. There are numerous pros and cons to the impact healthcare can have on the body of the community. Therefore determining how an health administrator can assist w... ... middle of paper ... ... as Christians are image bearers of God and it is important to unify the body and soul, love all of God’s children, our sisters and brothers, and love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39) as the Bible teaches. It is no secret that the Christian orgins of nursing, hospitals, and care seem to be almost forgotten. Astonishingly not for all has been forgotten. As a future Christian health administrator, the importance is reflecting on Christ’s love for the whole person or man and all his needs and applying it to care for all. The sick need to be healed (James 5:14), the hungry need to be fed, and the lost need to be spoken the Gospel of Christ. Therefore, in today’s society Christian healthcare has great responsibility in reestablishing the values of Christ in healthcare, the healthcare professionals and providers, insurers, and the community or consumers.
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