This module examines the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Healthcare reform and the effects on the consumer as well as the provider and healthcare worker. In this module you will examine who is affected by the Act, as well as the goals of this reform. You will also examine the transition from traditional healthcare to one with a strong governmental influence.
Describe the processes that take place during a typical hospitalization, or emergency department visit for a consumer under the ACA. From admission to discharge, including aftercare, rehab, and acquisition of medications; address the differences, with the same experience from before the ACA was passed into law?
- Nickitas, D. M., Middaugh, D. J., & Aries, N. (2016). Policy and politics for nurses and other health professions (2nd ed.): Advocacy and action. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Chapter 4 (22 pages)