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Affordable Care Act (ACA)
The ACA is intended to extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, to implement measures that will lower health care costs and improve system efficiency, and to eliminate industry practices that include rescission and denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
How does the ACA impact the health insurance industry?
Middle class was negatively affected while the Lower classes benefited
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Indian Health Service (IHS)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.
FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation's food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Congress established the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which President Richard M. Nixon signed into law on December 29, 1970. With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Surgeon General/US Public Health Service
The United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC), also referred to as the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service, is the federal uniformed service of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) and is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
the department of the U.S. federal government charged with protecting U.S. territory from terrorist attacks and providing a coordinated response to large-scale emergencies.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters
State Health Departments
a division of a local or larger government responsible for the oversight and care of matters relating to public health
Local Health Departments
a government agency in the United States on the front lines of public health
What is public health?
What makes someone "healthy" according to our current healthcare system?
What is preventative medicine?
What is epidemiology?
What are health information systems?
What is the purpose of health information technology?
What is an Electronic Health Record (EHR)?
What is E-prescribing?
What is E-health?
What is telemedicine?
- Gold- ($25)food, healthcare, living
- Silver- ($20) healthcare, living
- Platinum- ($15) food, living
- Bronze- ($10) food, healthcare
- Individual- $12