Triple Aim Case Study

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The Triple Aim Approach During the past decade, there was worry that the United States’ health care system was becoming increasingly privatized. This worry became so prominent that many people feared the lower income families living in the country would soon not be able to receive any health care due to a combination of increasing costs and medical prioritization. However, health-care' class='brand-secondary'>health care professionals have made recent strides to halt this process of health care privatization and revert the health care system’s focus back to the entire population of the country. The United States’ health care system has taken a “triple aim” approach to increasing its emphasis on the overall health of the population by bettering the individual care experience,…show more content…
The idea of raising the population’s health stems from a desire to create a healthy environment for people to live in, therefore when a sickness or injury does arise, the few individuals affected by it can be treated quickly and effortlessly (Somerville et al 2015). This idea has been implemented with much success at the macro-level, consisting of academic institutions and public health organizations, but has not yet been implemented well at the micro-level, which encompasses public health practitioners and individual care providers (Petersen et al…show more content…
Not all parts of the Affordable Care Act are supported by everyone however, opponents of the act argue that their taxes should not be increased to pay for others’ medical expenses, even if those people would not be able to pay for the medical treatment by themselves. Nevertheless, as emphasis on population health grows, those that oppose the Affordable Care Act and the idea that it stands for will come to accept it. As the triple aim approach continues to gain popularity in the United States, emphasis on population health will flourish with it. Although it is not clearly visible at this time, the country’s health system is undergoing drastic changes behind the scenes on account of government acts and initiatives such as the NPHII and the Affordable Care Act as they try to implement the triple aim’s ideals into every aspect of the health care system (McLees et al 2015). Utilizing the triple aim provides lower medical expenses, increased individual care experience, and increased population’s health; while refusing to adopt only lowers taxes by a miniscule amount. Long-term, the triple aim will achieve acceptance, and when it does, it will create a happier and healthier

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