THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT
The bill was crafted by the United States house of representatives in November 2009 it however was not passed to become a law. With the Obama administration, the 11th congress devoted time to enacting reform of the United States health care system.
In December 2009, the Senate passed an alternative health care bill; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2010, the House abandoned its reform bill in favor of amending the Senate bill through a process known as reconciliation in the form of the health care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
If the legislation had been enacted it would include: prohibiting health insurers from refusing insurance coverage based on patients’ medical history as well as charging different rates based on gender, repeal of insurance companies’ exemption from anti-trust laws, establishing a National Health Care Workforce Commission to be composed of 15 individuals to assess healthcare needs and make recommendations to congressional leaders.
The Affordable Health Care Act is projected to provide more nursing jobs. It is considered one of the most perplexing health care arrangements in the business world, and that proper execution of health care in hospitals has been a huge obstacle for nurses.
The Law addresses health insurance coverage including the premium tax credit. The IRS administers tax provisions included in the law. Health Care law contains many tax and other provisions for employers.
With this type of act, all American citizens are offered health care services they can afford. It may not be perfect as of yet but is still a huge step.