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PPACA Versus Defined Contribution Approaches to Health Care Financing

Title: The PPACA Versus Defined Contribution Approaches to Health Care Financing: A Clash of Visions About the Aged.
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Name(s): Kapp, Marshall B., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2011
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: American culture and public policy have long held a split vision about the aged: vulnerability, dependency, and special need for law and policy to act as a protective shield versus the aged as independent, self-reliant, and capable of choice, with law acting as a source of individual empowerment. In terms of health care financing, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) clearly leans toward protecting older persons from risk, rather than empowering them to act autonomously. This article compares the PPACA vision of elder vulnerability to alternative policy proposals for financing health care for the aged that are built on a vision of elder abilities and capacity for self-determination. The author advocates for the latter social vision and associated health care financing policy alternatives, arguing that a rebuttable presumption of elder capacity that recognizes and provides for individual variations better serves important societal values than does the PPACA's categorical conclusion that the aged as a population are unable to fend for themselves.
Identifier: FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0008 (IID)
Keywords: health care financing, health reform, Medicare, public policy, ethics
Citation: Kapp, MB. (2012). The PPACA versus defined contribution approaches to health care financing: A clash of visions about the aged. FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 499.
Subject(s): Older people -- Legal status, laws, etc
Professional ethics
Medical laws and legislation
Law
Legal services
Medical sciences
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0008
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Medicine & Law Publications.

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Kapp, M. B. (2011). The PPACA Versus Defined Contribution Approaches to Health Care Financing: A Clash of Visions About the Aged. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0008