The Affordable Care Act had several important elements in relation to community and public health. The main aim of the Affordable Care Act was to provide all Americans with access to health insurance that will enable them seek medical health with or without any existing conditions (Health and Human Services, 2015). Also it was to allow people to get access to primary and secondary prevention services like immunizations and regular disease screening e.g. Blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. Several behavioral health interventions are also to be covered at no cost. The Affordable Care Act is also supposed to prohibit insurance companies from rescinding coverage, prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage of children based on pre-existing conditions. It has also to expand the number of primary doctors, nurses and physicians assistants to underserved areas.
Nurses play important role in implementing the law. They help in educating patients about preventative diseases, services available for the community. Nurses help in research that is needed in health field. They also help in offering quality professional advice. Nurses also play a vital role in implementing the laws by advocating for the patients and informing and providing resources for the patients so as to be able to get good care.