The Affordable Care Act: Examining the Facts, 1st Edition

  • Purva H. Rawal, PhD
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  • ISBN-10: 1440834431
  • ISBN-13: 9781440834431
  • DDC: 368.38
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 220 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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About

Overview

This is the first reference book to provide a detailed assessment of the Affordable Care Act, explaining the realities and myths surrounding one of the most divisive political struggles in recent U.S. history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Foreword.
Introduction.
Passage and Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
1: Did President Obama and Democrats “Ram” the Affordable Care Act through Congress and into Law?.
2: Did the Affordable Care Act Include “Backroom Deals” with Industry to Ensure Passage?.
3: Did the Affordable Care Act Include Major Provisions and Elements That Had Previously Received Support from Republicans?.
4: Did the Failure of the Initial Affordable Care Act Website Rollout Threaten the Future of the Affordable Care Act Itself?.
5: Do Affordable Care Act Implementation Delays Prove the Law Is a Failure?.
6: Did Congress Intend to Provide Subsidies Only to Individuals Purchasing Coverage through State-Based Exchanges—and Not the Federal Exchange?.
Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Federal and State Budgets.
7: Did the Affordable Care Act Increase the Size of the Federal Deficit?.
8: Does the Price Tag of the Affordable Care Act Exceed $2 Trillion?.
9: Is the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Crafted So That Individual States Bear Very Little of the Cost?.
10: Can the Reductions in Medicare Costs Contained in the Affordable Care Act Finance Coverage Expansion and Extend the Life of the Program?.
11: Is the Affordable Care Act Bending the Health Care “Cost Curve”?.
12: Will the Affordable Care Act's Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Result in Rationing in Medicare?.
Consumer Choices and the Affordable Care Act.
13: Were People Satisfied with Their Insurance Policies Able to Keep Those Policies under the Affordable Care Act?.
14: Did the Affordable Care Act Contain Provisions for “Death Panels”?.
15: Will the Affordable Care Act's New Entity on Comparative Effectiveness Research Lead to Rationing of Care?.
16: Under the Affordable Care Act, Do Individuals Have More Limited Choices in the Physicians They See for Medical Care?.
17: Do the Essential Health Benefits Requirements Contained in the Affordable Care Act Require More Comprehensive Coverage to Be Made Available to Consumers?.
18: Will the Affordable Care Act Reduce the Number of Private Medicare Advantage Plans for Seniors?.
Employer-Sponsored Insurance and the Affordable Care Act.
19: Will the Affordable Care Act Accelerate the Erosion of Employer-Sponsored Insurance in America?.
20: Is the Affordable Care Act a “Job Killer”?.
21: Has the Affordable Care Act Increased Health Care Costs for Businesses?.
22: Does the Affordable Care Act Actually Help Small Businesses by Reducing Administrative Costs and Premium Volatility?.
23: Are Employers Changing or Limiting the Health Coverage Options They Provide to Employees in Response to the Affordable Care Act?.
24: Does the Affordable Care Act Reduce “Job Lock” and Promote Entrepreneurship?.
Coverage for Individuals under the Affordable Care Act.
25: Will the Affordable Care Act Reduce Insurance Premiums, as Many Advocates Predicted?.
26: Will the Affordable Care Act Increase Health Care Costs for Younger, Healthier Individuals?.
27: Does the Affordable Care Act Provide Health Coverage to Undocumented Immigrants?.
28: Was the “Navigator” Program Established in the Affordable Care Act to Help Individuals Enroll in the Exchanges Effective?.
The Health Care Industry and the Affordable Care Act.
29: Does the Affordable Care Act Amount to a Government “Takeover” of the American Health Care System?.
30: Will Accountable Care Organizations (ACOS) Improve Quality and Reduce Health Care Costs?.
31: Did the Affordable Care Act “Bail Out” Insurance Companies?.
32: Will the Affordable Care Act Increase Market Competition among Insurers?.
Individual and Community Health and the Affordable Care Act.
33: Is the Affordable Care Act's Prevention and Public Health Fund a “Slush Fund”?.
34: Will the United States Preventive Services Task Force's Role in Prevention Coverage Lead to Rationing of Health Care?.
35: Will the Affordable Care Act Worsen Physician Shortages and Lead to Longer Wait Times for Medical Care?.
36: Does the Affordable Care Act Force Employers to Provide Contraception Coverage and Fund Abortions?.
37: Will the Affordable Care Act Improve the Overall Health of the American People?.
38: Will the Affordable Care Act Strengthen Primary Care?.
Taxes and the Affordable Care Act.
39: Does the Affordable Care Act Increase Taxes on Individuals and Businesses?.
40: Does the Affordable Care Act Require All Uninsured Individuals to Buy Insurance or Pay a Financial Penalty?.
41: What Is the So-Called Cadillac Tax Contained in the Affordable Care Act?.
Index.
About the Author.