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The Affordable Care Act will adversely influence the policy setting where we practice nursing. The policy will take a lot of time for it to be applied, and its overall meaning can only be acquired at this stage. With the time going by fast, we will not be in a good position to reap the benefits presented by the change in policy while at the same time focusing on how to rise to its challenges.

On the other hand, the legislation sets up a Public Health Workforce Loan Repayment Program that will make sure that there is enough supply of more nurses so as to do away with a backdrop of labor in the health centers. In this program, the HHS will repay close to a third of the loans that we incurred as an agreement to go into employment with the health organization for about three years. Additionally, nurses who are based in the priority service areas will be eligible for loan repayment incentives.

Reference

Rosenbaum, S. (2011). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Implications for Public Health Policy and Practice. Public Health Rep. 2011 Jan-Feb; 126(1): 130–135.

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