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Published on April 20, 2018

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Health Policy : Health Policy Paola Gutierrez What is Health Policy?: What is H ealth Policy? Decisions, plans and actions undertaken to achieve specific healthcare goals within society Landmark Policies : Landmark Policies The Affordable Care Act Goal: To make affordable health insurance available to more people Provides individuals with subsidies that lower costs for households at federal poverty level 17.6 m illion consumers have gained health insurance More than 9 in 10 Americans have health insurance Current Issues: Current Issues Medicaid and Medicare: Currently provides healthcare coverage to over 60 million low-income individuals Government is trying to cut funding Institute premiums Tightening standards for eligibility Purchase coverage on exchanges Current Issues: Current Issues Individual Mandate: Requires Americans to buy their own health insurance or face penalty if not already covered Individual mandate will end next year due to tax cuts and Jobs A ct This new law eliminates the penalty starting next year Current Issues: Current Issues Opioid Crisis: Opioid Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2017 Awards grants to states in order to identify and investigate questionable or inappropriate prescribing and dispensing patterns of drugs Current Issues: Current Issues Contraceptive Coverage Mandate: The ACA requires private health plans to require coverage for 18 methods of contraception used by women Currently, there are regulations that would allow any employer, insurance plan, school or individual to use religious or moral objection to deny access to no-cost contraception _x000f_Organizations : Organizations Public Health Institute (PHI) Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center National Health Law Program

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