What is meant by the term uncompensated care in the Affordable Care Act?

Case Assignment

Discuss uncompensated care in the era of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Your paper should address the following questions explicitly:

    1. What is meant by the term “uncompensated care?”
    2. Who bears the burden of uncompensated care? Please explain.
    3. To what extent has the ACA been successful in reducing this burden? To what extent has it not? (Note: Be sure to support your responses with evidence from your background readings; failure to do so will result in point deductions.)

Assignment Expectations

Length: 2-3 pages, double-spaced

Required Reading

Bhattacharya, D. (2013). Chapter 16: Medical readmissions and the Affordable Care Act. In Public health policy: Issues, theories, and advocacy. (pp. 365–387). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Goldman, H. H., & Karakus, M. C. (2014). Do not turn out the lights on the public mental health system when the ACA is fully implemented. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 41(4). 429–433.

Valdovinos, E., Le, S., & Hsia, R. Y. (2015). In California, not-for-profit hospitals spent more operating expenses on charity care than for-profit hospitals spent. Health Affairs, 34(8), 1296–1303.

Xavier University Library. (2014). How to write a position paper. Retrieved from http://www.xavier.edu/library/students/documents/p…

Videos

TNHFMA. (2015, July 14). Solving the problem of uncompensated care . Retrieved from