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Healthcare is a bit complicated here in the United States; operated by a managed care system. Obama’s health care reform does a number of important things offering Americans a number of new benefits, rights, and protections in regards to their healthcare and setting up a Health Insurance Marketplace where Americans can purchase Federal regulated and subsidized health insurance. Here in the United States, there are some hard working citizens that cannot afford healthcare insurance. Their jobs can offer healthcare insurance and citizen still can’t afford to pay it. Canada and the United Kingdom provide healthcare for all their citizens but there are a few countries that pay for their citizen healthcare if they are unable to afford it.
President Obama has made healthcare reform a priority since the beginning of his presidency. Obama wants to implement a system similar to Medicare. As defined by Dictionary.com Medicare is: “a U.S. government program of hospitalization insurance and voluntary medical insurance for persons aged 65 and over and for certain disabled persons under 65”. This government based health insurance would still allow private insurance companies to stay in business. Another way Obama wants to change the health insurance companies is to expand coverage and improve the care given.
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I will identify three parts of The Affordable Care Act that I believe are important. First, I will talk about the requirement that insurance companies are no longer able to deny coverage to individuals with pre-existing conditions. Secondly, I will explain why physician payments are being shifted to value over volume. Lastly, I will discuss Medicaid expansion and why some states are not expanding at all. Pre-existing Conditions The Affordable Care Act introduced a plan that would allow Americans with pre-existing conditions to obtain health insurance without the hassle of being turned down or fear of being charged higher premiums.
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