U.S. Health Services Delivery System

U.S.Health Services Delivery System

U.SHealth Services Delivery System

Thepublications discussed below, were picked from the research report inregard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Thepurpose of the aforementioned project was to assist in theimprovement of the US Health services Delivery System.

Discussion:Publication 1

Dueto an expansion of the AffordableCare Act, there was an increase in expenditure in regard to theprivate health insurance. Nevertheless, it is important to observethat the expenditure was less than that which was estimated by theAffordable Care Act. Also, there was slow growth of the economy, andfor this reason, the rate of spending decreased. Additionally, after2014, there was a development in the economy, and this directlyaffected the private health insurance. Howbeit, according to thepublication, it is salient that there are those obstacles thatinterfere with the growth of the private health insuranceexpenditure. The imposition of taxes and the fact that some employeestrivialize insurance are some of the obstacles as aforesaid. However,the bottom line is that, the changes in the economy directly affectthe changes in expenditure of the private health insurance.

Inmy opinion, health insurance is vital in relation to the U.S HEALTHSERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM. For this reason, the US economy shouldmaintain stability in order to avoid the controversies in terms ofthe health insurance expenditure. In the event where the economy isin a crisis, it is impossible to obtain funds to cater for theprivate health insurance. Also, I find it unethical for employers notto consider insuring those workers who earn low incomes. Regardlessof the amount of money an individual earns, they are entitled toreceiving equal benefits from their employers. The latter is amongthe reasons as to why there is less spending in the private healthinsurance sector. Less spending leads to less assistance for those inneed of the insurance hence, the US health services delivery systemshould be improved to avoid such predicaments (White,Cubanski, and Neuman, 2014).


Discussion:Publication 2

Accordingto the publication, before the implementation of the Affordable CareAct, the Medicaid spending was not as much as before theimplementation of the act. The increase of the Medicaid expendituredirectly affects the individual with low incomes in regard toacquisition of Medicaid. Additionally, it is evident that thedecrease in the Medicaid expenditure is mainly due to the slow rateof spending that was observed. Additionally, the decision by theSupreme Court to give a leeway in the making of the Medicaid optionalin various states in the US has also led to a decrease in theexpenditure. Nevertheless, there is a belief that most states willnot do away with the Affordable Care Act. Moreover, the Supreme Courtalso advocated for a reduction in the Medicaid offered to individualsin an attempt to the curb the problem of slow growth in theexpenditure.

Inmy opinion, Medicaid in the U.S HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM isnecessary as it assists those individuals with low incomes. For thisreason, I do not endorse the fact that the Supreme Court made theacquisition optional in the states in America. There are thosewealthy states that may opt out of it in the assumption that everyindividual is well. Howbeit, in every state whether wealthy or not,there is that small percentage of individuals who are struggling tomake ends meet. As a result of this, the Supreme Court shouldadvocate for all the states to employ Medicaid for the purposes ofthose individuals with low incomes. Furthermore, the status quo ofthe Medicaid in America directly affects those individuals withlimited resources, and as such, there should be stability in relationto Medicaid (White et al., 2014).


WhiteC, Cubanski J, and Neuman T. (2014). HowMuch of the Medicare Spending Slowdown Can Be Explained? Insights andAnalysis from 2014.Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation.