A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides a brief history of health insurance within the United States, offering an accessible perspective on the highly contentious Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). This book traces the political and financial conditions that led to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Thoroughly researched, A Different Perspective on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act details the drastic increase of health care expenditures in both state legislatures and the federal government, the fiscal strain experienced throughout the nation, and the main objectives of President Barack Obama's 2010 healthcare reform plan.
Chinyere Ogbonna has held various positions within both private and public health care industries, including research positions at Vanderbilt and Vectors/Arbovirus Research division under the auspices of World Health Organization. In 2001 she served as bioterrorism epidemiologist for the Tennessee Department of Health. She is the author of TennCare and Disproportionate Share Hospitals and the main author of the 2009 book, Voices from the Inside. Dr. Ogbonna is currently a professor in the Department of Public Management and Criminal Justice at Austin Peay State University.
Tables and Figures Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Introduction-Background Prior to Enactment of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Chapter 2: Basis for TennCare Implementation Chapter 3: A Brief History of the Financing, Costing and Economics of Health Care in the United States Chapter 4: The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Plan Chapter 5: Main Components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Chapter 6: Health Insurance Providers in Tennessee Chapter 7: Impact of Affordable Care Act on Insurance Companies Chapter 8: Conclusions Bibliography Index About the Author