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Title: Assessing the Impact of HR 3590 (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) on the Operations of Planned Parenthood of Delaware and its Clients
Authors: Fraser, Kris
Keywords: Public Health;Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act;Planned Parenthood of Delaware;Impact;Delaware
Issue Date: 21-Sep-2011
Abstract: Reproductive health is a critical component of the public health system, encompassing an array of services under its banner. These service range from family planning to diseases prevention and are needed at some point in everyone’s life. They have also evolved as the country has evolved, reflecting cultural, scientific and ethical changes in the wider society. Reproductive health services are no longer seen only as a form of population control but as a way to ensure that individuals are able to enjoy life to its fullest potential. This report will explore the evolutionary process of reproductive health and show how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) fit within the continuum. In addition, it will determine how changes in the ACA will affect reproductive health with an eye towards help organization prepare for the inevitable changes. Specific Aims: (1) To understand the ACA in its historical context as it pertains to reproductive health; (2) To analyze the ACA on how it affects cost, access and quality of reproductive health. Methods: (1) Comprehensive literature review to understand the historical nature of reproductive health issues in the United States; (2) Analysis of academic papers on health reform and its past and possible impacts on reproductive health; (3) Review of published material by organizations preparing for health reform implementation, particularly the Delaware Health Care Commission.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3594
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