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The Best Writers1Why Universal Healthcare is a Trend in the U.S.Gregory A. MooreProfessorDepartment of Health and Human PerformanceAustin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN 37044[email protected]AbstractIs the recent Congressional House of Representatives repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act a significant event in America’s healthcare? Is this a hiccup in a trend for one nation that lacks universal healthcare or the end of a movement? The purpose of this research is to determine if there is a movement to developing universal healthcare in the United States. If there is one, what influences are promoting and supporting that effort, and what influences are slowing or prohibiting that effort? This paper will examine the possibility universal healthcare is a trend over time.Why might the recent Congressional House of Representatives’ repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act with the American Healthcare Act not be a significant event in America’s future in healthcare? Is this action only a hiccup in a far more significant trend for the one modern nation that still lacks having implemented universal healthcare for its citizens? The purpose of this research is to determine if there is a movement to developing universal healthcare in the United States. If there is a trend, what influences are promoting and supporting that trend? What influences are slowing or prohibiting that effort? This paper will examine the possibility universal healthcare is a trend over time. It will also examine recent events that indicate support for and against a movement toward universal healthcare.Analysis of InfluencesSupporting ForcesACA Shifts Attitudesonprop.pdf.The Daily Signal. (2010). New CNN: Poll 59% Oppose Obamacare. http://dailysignal.com/2010/03/22/new-cnn-poll-59-oppose-obamacare/Feldstein, P.J. (2011a). A Brief Summary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010. Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective (pp. 509-515). Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.Feldstein, P.J. (2011b). Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.Kaiser Family Foundation: Kaiser Health Tracking Poll, n.d. http://kff.org/interactive/kaiser-health-tracking-poll-the-publics-views-on-the-aca/Lee, R.H. (2015). Economics for Healthcare Managers. Third Edition. Health Administration Press.Liptak, A. (2012, June 28). Supreme Court Upholds Healthcare Law, 5-4, in Victory for Obamacare. The New York Times retrieved from stand.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.Norman, J.; (2017) Gallup: Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time first-time.aspxOn the Issues. (n.d) Bernie Sanders on Healthcare. http://www.ontheissues.org/2016/Bernie_Sanders_Health_Care.htmTahir, D. (2017). Politico: Boehner: Republicans won’t repeal and replace Obamacare. republicans-235303Talking Points Memo, Livewire. N.d. “Florida town erupts when GOP official spouts ACA “Death Panels’ line. florida-town-hall-death-panels.Talking Points Memo (2017) ACA costs federal government a third of projections http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/cbo-third-obamacare-costsTeitelbaum, J.B., & Wilensky, S.E. (2017) Essentials of Health Policy and Law, Third Edition, Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.Walsh, D. (2014, March 5). House Passes 50th Bill to undo Obamacare. CNN Politics. Retrieved from 50th-bill-to-undo-obamacare/.