Equal Access to Healthcare

Sociology
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Affordable Care Act was implemented to promote health equity. From the viewpoint of a social justice activist, present an argument to a Congressional committee as to the ethical and moral reasons for supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Through research, anticipate an item of debate that will be offered to you by the panel and use at least one ethical theory or perspective from the text to support your evidence of moral imperative.

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The issue of health care reform brings important ethical issues of justice to the forefront, as individuals, communities, and the legislature struggle with how to provide quality health care for the many without sacrificing the basic rights of even the few.

It may end up saving thousands of lives, as suggested by a recent study in which researchers found a 6 % drop in the adult death rate in three states that expanded coverage for low-income residents along the general lines of the PPACA, preventing one death per year for every 176 adults covered under expanded Medicaid. But in spite of these positive anticipated outcomes, the June 2012 Court decision that paved the way for implementation of the law has left the American public still sharply divided on the issue.

Goals for an Ethical Health Care System

What do Americans want from their health care system? Four fundamental goals have shaped our system. First, we want high quality health care that can provide the greatest benefits. Second, we want freedom of choice so that we can decide the “who, when, and where” for our health care. Third, we expect our health care to be affordable so that we have resources for all of the other things we need or want. Fourth, we want ourfellow citizens to share in the costs and also benefits of health care

Myths of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Part of the controversy surrounding the PPACA is related to misinterpretations of the legislation which distort public opinion. Understanding the myths surrounding the legislation can help us examine the facts from the perspective of what is just for society.


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