How will the Affordable Care Act affect your healthcare staffing needs?
October 24, 2014 by Vickie Anenberg
In the healthcare industry, 2014 has been a pioneering year as many key provisions of the Affordable Care Act took effect. Certainly, the ACA will continue to influence the healthcare industry for the foreseeable future. How will it change your healthcare staffing needs?
Consider the increase in the number of people who now have healthcare coverage, and greater access to healthcare services.
Historically, employer-sponsored healthcare meant that certain groups had less access to health insurance, including:
- Younger workers who might be working lower-wage, entry-level or part-time jobs that didn’t include health coverage as a benefit.
- College students or older adolescents who didn’t qualify to remain on their parents’ health plans
- Americans in their 30s, 40s or 50s who had lost their jobs and couldn’t afford COBRA cost
- People with pre-existing conditions
- Elderly Americans who might have been underinsured due to financial constraints
Under the ACA, those groups will now have greater access to healthcare services. It’s anticipated the industry will see increased demand in segments most used by those groups. Your healthcare facility may find it challenging to meet its staffing needs in the face of this increased demand. Cross Country Staffing can help. Whether you’re considering long-term staffing goals or striving to fill unplanned staffing vacancies, we have the experience to assist you in finding the healthcare professionals who are right for your needs.
Partnering with Cross Country Staffing can help ensure your healthcare facility is ready to manage the long-term effects the Affordable Care Act will have on your staffing needs. Learn how Cross Country Staffing can help you quickly, effectively fill both temporary and permanent vacancies.