What has been your experience so far with the ACA?
7. Medicare and Medicaid in their infancy were designed to help a population that needed additional support. Currently those programs have grown to the point of consuming a large portion of tax revenue and still needing to cut back on services provided. If you were there in the beginning of Medicare, would you have designed the program any differently? Why and how?
8. Review the article and discuss: Population health and economic development in the United States
9. Identify and describe 10 key components of the Affordable Care Act. Be prepared to discuss in class. It may help to think about the following:
Type of individuals that will be seeking coverage
The benefits and draw backs of the ACA
The services covered or not covered under ACA
Tax subsidies individuals may receive
Impact on the Medicaid and Medicare Programs