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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorPetersen, Kimberly Ann
dc.dateSep-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-05T20:10:44Z
dc.date.available2014-12-05T20:10:44Z
dc.date.issued2014-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/43979
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractPrior to implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), tens of millions of U.S. citizens were without health insurance coverage. Without health insurance, health care can be unaffordable or inaccessible, or both. Our ability to obtain health care is part of the homeland security preparedness puzzle. If the Affordable Care Act increases health insurance coverage and helps to control costs as promised, it has enormous potential to bolster homeland security simultaneously. This thesis asks, How will the implementation of the Affordable Care Act positively impact homeland security in its efforts to achieve its all-hazards preparedness goal? This thesis first draws the links between health insurance coverage, health care and homeland security. Using empirical evidence and deductive analysis, it then forward-maps the positive impacts ACA implementation is likely have on homeland security in the areas of health and economic security. Recommendations aimed at enhancing the positive effects of the ACA are provided, including expanding ACA access and benefits to immigrants, better educating the public on the ACA tax penalty, and utilizing grants to encourage state participation.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theaffordablecar1094543979
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe Affordable Care Act: a prescription for homeland security preparedness?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderGarza, Alexander
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorhealth careen_US
dc.subject.authorhealthcareen_US
dc.subject.authorObamacareen_US
dc.subject.authorAffordable Care Act (ACA)en_US
dc.subject.authorhomeland securityen_US
dc.subject.authorMedicaiden_US
dc.subject.authorhealth surveillanceen_US
dc.subject.authorhealth insuranceen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Fremont, CA, Police Departmenten_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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