Essentials of the U. S. Health Care System by Leiyu Shi; Douglas A. Singh
Publication Date: 2018-09-20
Access the Redshelf book from the Getting Started module of the course.
Read Chapters 10 and 13.
Chapter 10 discusses long-term care services, including a definition of long-term care (LTC), community-based LTC services, institutional LTC, licensing and certification of nursing homes, other LTC services, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and LTC, and the nursing home industry and expenditures.
Chapter 13 discusses health policy, including a definition of health policy, principle features of U.S. health policy, development of legislative health policy, critical policy issues, and a comparison of international health policy.
Glied, S., & Jackson, A. (2017). The future of the Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage. American Journal of Public Health, 107(4), 538-540.
The article describes the patterns of coverage gains associated with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) expansions and uses these patterns to assess the potential impact of alternative repeal or repeal and replace strategies because Congress and the president are weighing options to repeal or replace the ACA.
Jacobson, G. P., & Pilch, S. (2019). The Affordable Care Act (ACA): It gets personal, very quickly. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 30(8), 656-658.
The article present’s the authors’ views on the ACA and its role in the health care industry, including how to secure health insurance after retirement became a major issue for individuals; mentions that uninsured individuals may purchase comprehensive health insurance through health insurance marketplaces, or exchanges; and the aim to protect patients with very high costs.
Obama, B. H. (2017). Repealing the ACA without a replacement - The risks to American health care. New England Journal of Medicine, 376(4), 297-299.
In this article, President Barack Obama explains why Republicans’ plan to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no plan to replace and improve it is so reckless: doing so would jeopardize financial security and access to care for tens of millions of Americans.
Rudnicki, M., Armstrong, J. H., Clark, C., Marcus, S. G., Sacks, L., Moser, A. J., Reid-Lombardo, Km., & The Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the SSAT. (2016). Expected and unexpected consequences of the Affordable Care Act: The impact on patients and surgeons–pro and con arguments. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 20(2), 351-360.
The article provides a synopsis of the “pro” and “con” arguments for the expected and unexpected consequences of the ACA on society and surgeons.
Stack, S. J. (2016). Health care reform in the United States: Past, present, and future challenges. World Medical Journal, 62(4), 153-157.
The article provides information on aspects related to challenges linked with health care reforms of the U.S., including its past, present, and future. Topics discussed include support provided to citizens through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, costs related to the pattern of care, and access to public health.
Toussaint, J. S. (2016). Improve the Affordable Care Act, don't repeal it. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2-6.
This article provides a rundown of what should be kept, what should be discarded, and why, regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including payment system changes, public reporting of quality performance data, and the need to change the exchanges.