Acta Scientific Medical Sciences

Review ArticleVolume 2 Issue 5

Benefits and Challenges of the Affordable Care Act: What should be the Future of the ACA in 2018?

Patricia Y Talbert*, LaJuan F Martin, Marquise Frazier and Damien Byas

Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, USA

*Corresponding Author: Patricia Y Talbert, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Howard University, Washington, USA.

Received: July 02, 2018; Published: July 20, 2018

Citation: Patricia Y Talbert., et al. “Benefits and Challenges of the Affordable Care Act: What should be the Future of the ACA in 2018?”. Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2.5 (2018).


Issue: Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act is much more complex than what political rhetoric sells. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was signed into law eight years ago, with the means to offer individuals in the United States the opportunity to have accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare for medical services. Historically for the United States, this law is the first of its kind and is reflective of the universal healthcare coverages offered in other countries, such as Europe and Canada.

Goal:This informative study focuses on the ACA by reviewing the beneficial impact of this law, and then concentrates on the challenges as they now exist pursuant to the current political agenda and climate associated with the new administration. Next, the social impact, economic growth, and financial impact of the ACA will be explored to extrapolate those components deemed valuable and beneficial while addressing whether repealing, replacing, or improving is the most logical next step for this law.

Conclusion: It is the author’s intent that this article continues and expands upon the different philosophical and ideological concepts that may be part of the focus of the healthcare community tasked with maintaining the existence of the ACA.

Keywords: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Medicare Advantage; Econometrica

Copyright: © 2018 Patricia Y Talbert., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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