Use the learning materials and additional resource readings from this week and reflect on whether you oppose or support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Consider the nursing professional’s position as a caregiver and/or the healthcare leader as an administrator. Explore two significant components of the ACA that could potentially impact specific populations unjustly. Appraise the current political climate as it relates to repealing and replacing the ACA. For this weeks’ discussion, identify at least two reasons for keeping the ACA and at least two reasons that it should be repealed, replaced, or revised. Provide rationale for each.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA)is critical because it has increased the affordability and accessibility of health coverage, thus, increasing the number of insured Americans. It has also funded community-based public health on top of participating in various prevention programs. Despite the improvements it has brought, the program has faced criticism for its higher insurance premiums and the additional workload on medical providers. To make it better, the government could improve health insurance subsidies to make insurance affordable for eligible Americans.