ealthcare System Within the United States

Following your introduction, you will outline the reasons why the PPACA was created and summarize its features. You will determine whether or not you believe the PPACA has improved the U.S. healthcare system. You will then present arguments supporting your assertion in the following two areas:

whether or not the PPACA has improved overall healthcare costs in the United States, and

whether or not the PPACA has led to an increase in the practicing of defensive medicine within U.S. healthcare programs.

Helpful hint: You are highly encouraged to use real-life examples to help prove your points.

After you have successfully proven your side of the PPACA argument, you will define managed care and describe the various models of managed care in existence today. Then, you will discuss the role that managed care plays in the U.S. healthcare system.