Healthcare Access Issues
Many people throughout the United States face significant barriers to health care access. As policy makers and other stakeholders consider ways to address challenges related to access to care, one key area of focus involves those who lack insurance or have inadequate coverage through insurance. Submit a PowerPoint presentation of 8-10 slides including 100-200 word speaker notes in which you address the following:
- Consider the different stakeholders and perspectives impacted by health policy. How does access to insurance differ from access to care? Provide 1 specific example from your personal or professional life or from current events to support your response, and explain why this distinction is important.
- How did the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 address access to insurance? How does current enacted legislation impact access to care? What do you see as the ultimate goal of expanding insurance coverage?
- If access to insurance coverage and medical care are increased through health care reform, what unanticipated consequences might arise? List the consequences associated with health stakeholders and perspectives.
Note: Your presentation must be formatted in APA style with 4 quality references, 2 of which are peer-reviewed sources from health care journals. References should be placed on the Reference slide at the end of the presentation.