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The Affordable Care Act is a watershed in U.S. public health policy. Consisting of ten separate legislative Titles, the Act has several major aims:
First – Achieve near-universal coverage and to do so through shared responsibility among governments, individuals, and employers.
Second – to improve the fairness, quality, and affordability of health insurance coverage
Third – to improve health-care value, quality, and efficiency while reducing wasteful spending and making the health-care system more accountable to a diverse patient population.
Fourth – to strengthen primary health-care access while bringing about longer-term changes in the availability of primary and preventive health care.
Fifth – to make strategic investments in the public’s health, though both an expansion of clinical preventive care and community investments.
Essential health plan offered by health insurance companies must include essential health benefits.
It is important that the Affordable Care Act include the following for the community and public:
Outpatient hospital services
Inpatient hospital services
Prenatal, maternity, and newborn care
Preventive and wellness services
Chronic disease management
Mental health disorder counseling and treatment
Substance abuse counseling and treatment
Prescription drug coverage
Laboratory tests and services
Nurses can support the health of families and communities by serving as sources of much-needed information on how to access the health insurance coverage that the Affordable Care Act offers. Connecting people with resources that help them get healthy and stay healthy is the role for the nurses. We as nurses need to reach out to the uninsured and inform them of the availability of health insurance and assist them with resources to sign up.