My name is Manvinder Flora, and I live in Illinois. I have been a registered nurse since 2008. I graduated from nursing school in India and came to the United States in 2010. I started working as a CNA, LPN, and RN (registered nurse) in various settings: nursing homes, clinics, and hospice/home health care. Currently, I am employed full-time in a wound care clinic. I am pursuing an MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) (Master of Science in Nursing) as a nurse educator at Herzing University. I am also passionate about cultural impacts on people’s health and knowledge. I chose to further my education to achieve a better position for myself and become a diabetic care educator. By taking this course, applying knowledge from this course involves advocating for policy and contributing to advancing the nursing profession and healthcare administration. Effective advocacy requires a comprehensive understanding of the policy landscape, its potential implications, and the ability to communicate persuasively with diverse stakeholders.
I believe that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has positively impacted people’s health. Many individuals now have access to affordable insurance, contributing significantly to their well-being and safety. The PPACA has played a crucial role in making healthcare more accessible, ensuring that many people can afford insurance coverage. This accessibility is vital in promoting preventive care, timely medical interventions, and better health outcomes for a broader population segment. The provisions of the PPACA, such as the expansion of Medicaid and the creation of health insurance marketplaces, have collectively worked towards creating a healthcare system that prioritizes affordability. PACA has positively impacted healthcare outcomes for low-income individuals by improving access to care and increasing insurance coverage.
The PPACA’s commitment to improving the quality of healthcare delivery is underscored with a specific emphasis on outcomes and patient satisfaction. This commitment has led to initiatives promoting better coordination of care and the adoption of evidence-based practices, reflecting a dedication to elevating the standard of healthcare services. Access to healthcare is not merely a matter of convenience; it is a critical patient safety issue. Consider a patient facing challenges in accessing healthcare, forced to endure an extended waiting period to see a physician. This delay in care can have significant consequences for the progression of any disease (Lee, 2014). It underscores the urgency of addressing access issues to ensure timely and effective healthcare delivery for all individuals.