Explain. In Massachusetts, the ACA was implemented to improve health care access. Reflecting on its implementation, has it improved access to care and health outcomes? How?

Wk 7 Assignment

Use the 3 sources below

Read ACA and resource allocation articles posted under Course Wide Resources titles starting with “Part 2…”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3001814/

https://ballotpedia.org/Effect_of_the_Affordable_Care_Act_in_Massachusetts_(2009-2017)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1925021/

You may have to find additional supporting documents to support your position

Assignment

1. In Massachusetts, the ACA was implemented to improve health care access. Reflecting on its implementation, has it improved access to care and health outcomes? How?

2. Resource allocation

A. Federally, how has resource allocation impacted government spending?

B. How is it impacting taxpayers?

C. How has it improved health care outcomes?

D. Is government spending a concern for you and why or why not?

3. From Unhealthy, unwealthy family impact study, pick one discussed disparity (Nancy Kasan’s Talk (pg 14), Mental Health (pg 20), or Financial Hardship (pg 31)).

From your selection answer the following:

A. What’s the key issue being discussed?

B. How is the issue impacting families?

C. What’s a possible solution proposed by research?

D. What’s the cost (if mentioned) to remedy the issue?

E. Is there evidence supporting the proposed remedy?

Writing instructions

– APA Format

– Cite work

– 5-page max excluding cover page

Explain. In Massachusetts, the ACA was implemented to improve health care access. Reflecting on its implementation, has it improved access to care and health outcomes? How?