The Debate Over Obamacare

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President Obama is currently facing one of the biggest issues of his health-care plan; this would be his promise, his word to the American people, all while his approval and personal-favorability ratings with Americans sag. The healthcare issue, called by many, ObamaCare, is facing some of the hardest issues right now. The statement “if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it” is not holding up as President Obama had promised. Even former president Bill Clinton stated that he "personally believe[s], even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got" (Fox News). Overall the healthcare plan is complicated system, it reforms the health insurance industry and the American health care system as a whole. The law contains over a thousand pages of provisions that give Americans more rights and protections and expand access to affordable quality health care to tens of millions of uninsured. However, this is not necessarily as simple and effective as the American people who qualified for healthcare hoped. This also shows that the healthcare law is one of the least understood social programs of our time. In the beginning stages of the healthcare plan it seemed that this plan was rational and for the greater good. When we look at this issue through the frameworks of Deborah Stone we see that healthcare is not entirely fair as the president’s promise of keeping your previous healthcare plan is not an accurate statement. Healthcare shapes public policy; public policy defined by Stone is about communities trying to achieve something as a community. Information on the healthcare system can be monitored and explained by public policy. ... ... middle of paper ... ...lout Weighs on Obama's . Ratings, Agenda." Wall Street Journal. N.p., 10 Nov. 2013. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. . Obama, Barack. "President Obama Shares His Regrets about Healthcare Law." Interview . by Chuck Todd. NBC News. N.p., 07 Nov. 2013. Web. 09 Nov. 2013. . . Shepard, Ken. "Understatement of the Year; Headline: 'Obamacare Sign . Ups Fall Short'" NewsBusters. N.p., 13 Nov. 2013. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. . . Wallace, Chris, and Shepard Smith. Why Democrats Are Worried about Obamacare. . N.d..12 Nov. 2013. Web. .

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