One of the most controversial topics in the United States in recent years has been the route which should be undertaken in overhauling the healthcare system for the millions of Americans who are currently uninsured. It is important to note that the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to make healthcare affordable; it provides low-cost, government-subsidized insurance options through the State Health Insurance Marketplace (Amadeo 1). Our current president, Barack Obama, made it one of his goals to bring healthcare to all Americans through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This plan, which has been termed “Obamacare”, has come under scrutiny from many Americans, but has also received a large amount of support in turn for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include a decrease in insurance discrimination on the basis of health or gender and affordable healthcare coverage for the millions of uninsured.
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Americans should be informed about this subject that affects almost the whole health insurance system. The United States has changed under Obama’s presidency. He has changed many things about the United States, including the healthcare system. Many people ask themselves if this is for better or for worse. The idea of ObamaCare is decades old.
The act was supposed to help the citizens without any insurance but now it is ac... ... middle of paper ... ... on. Having to keep up with inflation and the constant spending involved in a practice may prove to be too difficult. Many practices will need to either combine and cut back on expenses, or shut down entirely. This, like mentioned before, would also lead to less options for citizens to choose from when receiving medical attention. This whole diminishing medical field is enough alone to prove that this form of universal healthcare is not an ideal option for the United States.
Many United States Citizens will receive medical care that they originally could not afford to receive, but not all citizens will be eligible for Medicare even with the program’s expansion. The Affordable Care Act could and will provide help to many United States citizens, but it will not perform its purpose efficiently without more thought and consideration of the act’s secondary effects. This act will prove to be both a tremendous help to those in poverty and a menace to those working in the healthcare setting.