While most see the Affordable Care Act as insurance coverage for a large proportion of the uninsured population in the United States, it also has a ripple effect on the domain of public health. The background for how public health is practiced and delivered in this country is drastically changing. Public health will need to adapt, adjust, and engage with both healthcare insurers and providers in order to take full advantage of the modification to the country’s healthcare system.

Please read the following article and answer the following questions in your initial post. Read the article: Rosenbaum, S. (2011) titled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3001814/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

  • What are some of the challenging issues related to creating a coordinated and collaborative public health system with the passage of the Affordable Care Act?
  • What advantages do you see in the domain of public health now that the ACA has been passed? What challenges do you see in the domain of public health now that the ACA has been passed?
  • Why is it difficult to manage public health at the local, state, and federal levels?

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