Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2012 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: USA, grade: 98.00, , language: English, abstract: The following report explains how Hispanic families, mainly the children, are affected by being uninsured and how the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act will affect them. The Hispanic population has consistently grown in the United States for the past several decades. With the unexpected rapid growth of the minority, several issues have risen including Hispanic families and children being uninsured or underinsured for healthcare. Statistics show millions of children are underinsured, an alarming 31 percent of those being Hispanic (Flores, Olson, Tomany-Korman, 2004). To correct the problem, along with many other concerns, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The law was put into place to correct the health care system that the United States previously had. It is a health care reform that requires every individual to carry some form of insurance by 2014. The report will list my recommendations on how to make the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act a perfect fit for Hispanic families and children that are below the poverty line in America. The recommendations will have a description, rationale, information on how to implement the program, and an evaluation of the Affordable Care Act as a whole. Some of the recommendations include: building a community based agency to ensure that Hispanics understand and utilize every service available to them to obtain insurance, to provide a program for individuals with pre-existing conditions that were denied medical coverage before the Affordable Care Act passed, and an emergency room visit cap for those who tend to abuse the system. The final evaluation will sum up the entire paper, and mention why I feel the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a suitable choice for the United States healthcare system reform.
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