Legislative initiatives in Georgia State
In light of bringing about health reforms, there have been health provisions which include the Patient Protection and Affordable Act otherwise identified as PPACA, which is patient oriented. This act advocates for active participation in the healthcare marketplace or all operations that involve healthcare exchange, expansion of Medicaid programs as well as opening personal health benefits that include contraceptives (Goudreau & Smolenski, 2013). Mr. Governor, while this initiative is an important strategy for addressing the health disparities that exists in the residents of Georgia State as a result of socioeconomic, ethnic and racial factors, it is yet to be approved by the legislators. This act is critical in the process of improving the quality as well as the effectiveness of patient care and safety.
Mr. Governor, another reason why I firmly believe the act should be approved is that it is the best strategy for addressing quality health in Georgia State. This is because it makes it possible to achieving the goals of increased access in regards to quality and improved health care for all the residents of Georgia State. Moreover, it is worth noting that this health act contains three critical aims in the health sector. They include; healthy communities, better and affordable care which are again supported by health priorities such as care coordination and effective communication, prevention and treatment of causes to mortality and morbidity, developing safe care, family and individual care, well-being and health of the community and finally improving the affordability of quality care (Goudreau & Smolenski, 2013).
However, I am propelled to applaud you following the passing and consequent signing into law Act 10 on April 20, 2011 (Goudreau & Smolenski, 2013. The state of Georgia adopted Health Care Compact that is interstate in nature. This act is beneficial to the residents of Georgia since it provides all the member states to have control over broad regulatory authority and health care decisions. According to the act, this is only functional if these countries adopt into law health provisions that define health care in regards to Health Care Compact. This includes group or individual plan which pays or provides the cost of health services, care, and suppliers. I find this to be an important step towards improving accessibility to quality health as it allows such a group or an individual to access federal money (Spiegel & Karaler, 2009).
Moreover, I support your real office towards this strategy as it will eventually allow more Americans to obtain federal money for health care services. This is since there are still a few individuals who have failed to get health insurance that bars them from receiving medical services (Holtz, 2008). In essence, this legislative is more likely to improve the National Quality Strategy whose main aims include access to more affordable care as far as the community or individual levels are concerned as well as in the effort of reducing health disparity. Consequently, increased health care access will avert the development of health care outcomes that are unequal. I believe that this strategy has contributed immensely towards developing a more dynamic environment as far as health care is concerned (Holtz, 2008).
Moreover, Mr. Governor your real office signed into law a regulation that strictly prohibits state action as well as agencies from adopting any actions that would lead to expansion of Medicaid or agree to federal grant money in any form with the intention of establishing a health exchange program that is state-run (Goudreau & Smolenski, 2013). This legislation creates a legal barrier towards the establishment of critical health care programs into health care marketplace at the expense of patient care in Georgia State.
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