Institute: ONC | Component: 1 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: c | Slide: 6
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Regulating Health Care
Lecture:Legal Aspects of Medicine
Slide content:Affordable Care Act (ACA) - 2 20 million people gained insurance coverage via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare Expands coverage Individual mandates Private insurance that allows young adults to stay on parents health insurance plans Medicaid expansion Requires plans to cover people with pre-existing conditions Provides free preventive services 6
Slide notes:This act provides millions of Americans more access to affordable health insurance options. Most individuals are required to have health insurance or pay a penalty. The Health Insurance Marketplace allows individuals and small businesses to compare a variety of affordable health plans. Middle- and low-income families now receive tax credits that cover a significant portion of the cost of coverage. The Medicaid program was expanded to cover more low-income Americans. ACA also requires that there are plans to cover patients with pre-existing conditions. And finally, the act provides for free preventive services. 6