Essay: Food and Drug Administration
The enactment of the bill in to law allowed several things to be undertaken. These include; “the approval of the development of generic drugs as opposed to biologic drugs by the Food and Drug Administration”. (Patient Protection and Affordable Care 2010 available online)The manufacturing companies are given a 12-year grace period after which the generic drugs will be introduced to the market.
This would go a long a way in ensuring that there are affordable drugs in the market and thus reduce insurance cover and the cost of treatment. Creation of a high-risk pool insurance scheme for adults who have a known health condition. Otherwise, to qualify for this scheme one must have a known health condition in addition to having been uninsured for at least the past six months. (Patient Protection and Affordable Care 2010 available online) This will be effected by June 21, 2010 and any eligible member of the society will be expected to join. By July 1, 2010, the president should have established National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council within the Department of Health and Human Services, which will be mandated with the responsibility of overseeing the development of a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. (Patient Protection and Affordable Care 2010 available online)