Some Obamacare Facts you may not be aware of.
Obamacare is the name used for the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010. The act may have already affected you in ways you may not have known. Here are some facts about this comprehensive yet complicated piece of legislation.
The Federal government spends more on healthcare than any of the other budget items. This spending is comprised of Medicare and Medicaid benefits as well as the Department of Human Services which is the department that manages these programs. It’s more than the cost of Social Security or the Defense. This is a problem that will only get worse as it is projected that the spending for Medicare and Medicaid benefits programs alone will almost double. This will leave little for Social Security and Defense, interests on the national debt and the rest of the US government.
The ACA has mandated that doctors, pharmacists, and hospitals work together in different ways than they have before.
You may have thought this was already being done but it’s not. Miscommunication between doctors in 2010 was the largest cause of unanticipated deaths and the ACA and healthcare industry acknowledges that integrated care is the way for the future and are make this shift to integrated care.
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