describe the challenges the healthcare system faces in regards to protecting the health of the older population.

describe the challenges the healthcare system faces in regards to protecting the health of the older population.
Discussion:Disabilities that Require Personal Care

Most elderly do not suffer from serious health problems or disabilities that require personal care; however, a large population experience acute episodes associated with chronic health conditions. The Affordable Care Act became law on March 23, 2010, which has a large effect on the delivery of healthcare to the older population. Describe the changes associated with healthcare of the elderly (such as prescription coverage, long-term care, and pre-existing conditions). After watching A Looming Crisis in Care, describe the challenges the healthcare system faces in regards to protecting the health of the older population. Do you believe the new healthcare legislation has identified and attempted to alleviate these challenges? Critics believe this new legislation does not go far enough to protect the older population. What do you believe is lacking in this legislation in regards to the older population? Justify your response.

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