The ObamaCare program was designed to help the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in U.S. society to access health insurance. When Obamacare started, approximately 20 percent of the population was without health insurance, a statistic that’s far too high given the consequences of not having insurance if you get sick in the U.S.

Better quality healthcare services are delivered to patients that could be on the front line, following the announcement of the new Comprehensive Primary Care Plus from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Not all doctors or hospitals accept patients who choose insurance plans via the Obamacare marketplace.
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That’s where ObamaCare came out with the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+), a program that intends to move past the previous fee-for-service system by just implementing a new pattern, that would end up rewarding doctors and insurance companies for their services in ensuring the people are kept fit and healthy.

The program is one of the latest moves that the Obama administration has applied, with a bigger capacity, which will also uphold the quality of health care rendered by doctors and physicians.

The latest developments come at about the right time, especially with the likely growth in patients following the Affordable Care Act. With insurance now within better reach for people, it remains to be seen if all these can deliver the appropriate healthcare at manageable costs.

The CPC+ program will be a five-year evaluation that will begin to operate on January 2017. It is essentially the Medicaid’s Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) program, versus a new partial capitation program plus payments for care management services.

How bad could the health care system be?

The United States healthcare system is one of the most controversial around the world, and if you’re thinking of going to the States to study, there might be some concerns about how to access treatment while being over there.

Other countries such as the UK among with many others got a free public healthcare, but it’s not publically available in the United States, where only a fifth of the hospitals in the United States are owned by government organizations.

The Healthcare system in the United States of America is often considered controversial, not just because it isn’t free in most cases, but it’s actual because the healthcare delivery system is not particularly efficient, that ranked 46th out of 48 countries in terms of efficiency on healthcare.

Source: The New York Times Blog