Discussion Question

The ACA or the AHCA: Imperfect Solutions to Increasing Access to Health Care?This week’s discussion focuses on the federal government’s role in protecting the public’s health using the ACA and current efforts to “repeal and replace” the ACA. Please note that the government’s role in protecting the public’s health did not begin with the ACA. In the late 1800s, Lilian Wald brought health care to the community. And in 1965, Congress passed bills authorizing Medicare and Medicaid. Since 1965, Congress has expanded government-sponsored health care to pregnant women and children.


Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Discussion Question
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay
  • Compare the current provisions in the ACA including the four ACA Plans, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze with those in the failed first version of the AHCA. Are the four plans “affordable?”  If not, why?
  • Share your opinions about why the AHCA failed in the first attempt at passage.

TEXTBOOK: Mason, D. J., Dickson, E. L., Perez, G. A., & McLemore, A. R. (Eds). (2020). Policy & politics in nursing and health care (8th ed.). Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323554985.

From your course textbook, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, read the following chapters:

  • Advocacy in Nursing and Health Care
  • Lobbying Policymakers: Individual and Collective Strategies
  • The Affordable Care Act: An Uncertain Future
  • Public and Population Health: Promoting the Health of the Public
  • Contemporary Issues in Government

From the Internet, read the following:

  • Daniels, F. B. (2017). Side by side comparison—The Affordable Care Act and the American Health Care Act. Retrieved from https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/side-by-side-comparison-the-affordable-59415/
  • Kaiser Family Foundation. (n.d.). Timeline: History of health reform in the U.S. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://kaiserfamilyfoundation.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/5-02-13-history-of-health-reform.pdf
  • Lestock, J. (2017, January 13). How the congressional reconciliation process works [Web log comment]. Retrieved from https://www.ncsl.org/blog/2017/01/13/how-the-congressional-reconciliation-process-works.aspx
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2017). Summary of the American Health Care Act. Retrieved from https://files.kff.org/attachment/Proposals-to-Replace-the-Affordable-Care-Act-Summary-of-the-American-Health-Care-Act
  • National Council for Behavioral Health. (2017). Block grants, per capita caps would slash Medicaid, put beneficiaries at risk. Retrieved from https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Medicaid-Block-Grant-Per-Capita-Cap-Proposal-Fact-Sheet_Updated-March-2017.pdf
  • Rudowitz, R., Valentine, A., Ubri, P., & Zur, J. (2017). Factors affecting states’ ability to respond to federal Medicaid cuts and caps: Which states are most at risk? Retrieved from https://files.kff.org/attachment/Issue-Brief-Factors-Affecting-States-Ability-to-Respond-to-Federal-Medicaid-Cuts-and-Caps-Which-States-Are-Most-At-Risk
  • Kaiser Family Foundation. (2015).The Facts on Medicare Spending and Financing. Retrieved from https://www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/the-facts-on-medicare-spending-and-financing/


Calculate your order
Pages (275 words)
Standard price: $0.00
Client Reviews
Our Guarantees
100% Confidentiality
Information about customers is confidential and never disclosed to third parties.
Original Writing
We complete all papers from scratch. You can get a plagiarism report.
Timely Delivery
No missed deadlines – 97% of assignments are completed in time.
Money Back
If you're confident that a writer didn't follow your order details, ask for a refund.

Calculate the price of your order

You will get a personal manager and a discount.
We'll send you the first draft for approval by at
Total price:
Power up Your Academic Success with the
Team of Professionals. We’ve Got Your Back.
Power up Your Study Success with Experts We’ve Got Your Back.
Live Chat+1(978) 822-0999EmailWhatsApp

Order your essay today and save 20% with the discount code GOODESSAY