This discussion presents the opportunity for you to address the
inequality of access to health care in the United States using moral and
ethical reasoning. There is overwhelming evidence that social
inequalities affect health outcomes. Many argue that lack of health care
access due to poverty is a human rights concern in the United States
that should be subject to public and social justice inquiry. As such,
the Affordable Care Act was implemented to promote health equity. While
there are some that have reported favorable outcomes with respect to
health care access, others have reported unfavorable experiences.
What is your perspective on the ethics of providing universal health
care to all U.S. citizens, and how well do you think the Affordable Care
Act has addressed this cause? Prepare an academically-informed post to
address this question. In doing so, consider both the ethical and moral
reasons for supporting the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and
also a possible shortfall or problem with this policy. You may talk
about your own experiences but must also use academic research to
support your arguments.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support
your claims with examples from the required resources and/or other
scholarly sources, and properly cite any references in APA style as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.). Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7.