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As in its name, health care should be affordable for people of all tax brackets (specifically designed for the lower classes). While the ideas behind the law appear to offer great services for the short-term, it is the long-term effects on the economy that most should be concerned with. In order for something to work in a democratic society, the citizens (or at least their representatives) must represent a majority of the people wanting to pass, revise, or annulled. In the case of the Affordable Care Act, it has been a very unsettled ride since the health reform law was put in place during 2010. The Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit foundation that focuses on health care trends in the United States and has conducted a survey every month since the law passed, asking one simple question: “From what you know about the reform bill, do you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion about it?” The “unfavorable” vote had reached its lowest level in July of 2010 and has continued to rise since.
These people are “praying that nothing will happen to their health or to the health of their children” (Faris, 1999). Privatized insurance companies have prices that are far beyond their reach, and many do not qualify for Medicaid. What if there was a public option health care that all Americans could a... ... middle of paper ... ...nst a government run health care program. They say that privatized insurance companies may fail because they will lose their clients to the lower cost public option. They are also worried that doctors will become underpaid and will leave the program.
Many of states believe they cannot handle the transition from a privately run insurance system to one that is done by the government, but it is one decision by the government that will save the states millions of dollars. Even though The United States is one of the few counties left that does not have a universal health care system, it definitely needs to be mandated so that we the people can save money as well as the government. Although, Obama Care should not be enforced, the government should mandate a universal health care system because it will give the people an affordable insurance, it helps turn an individualism economy in to a community economy, and it help with the people’s fiscal problems. Obama Care also has some faults believe it or not; this is that the Act that could increase health care costs over the short term when it starts. That's because many people will receive preventive care for the first time in their lives.
Have you ever gotten sick or know of anyone who has but cannot afford the medicine? If so then you must ask yourself, “how am I going to get your hands on the medicine that I need?” With the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), you would not have to worry about that. ObamaCare is an affordable health care plan to which all American citizens can get medically taken care of without spending a fortune, regardless of what is wrong with them. Obama-care is necessary to the American public. Reasons being for ObamaCare being necessary are that middle and lower class citizens cannot afford health insurance, certain plans do not offer certain medical procedures, and it ensures citizens to have no medical worries.
Its poorly constructed plan is only a band-aid that is patching up a problem that will lead to more problems in the future. Realistically, a family of four just above the poverty line wouldn't be able to afford health insurance even if they were getting some assistance from the government. The government's concern for people who are unable to afford health care is good, but pushing another expense on people is no way to solve their problem. Janet Trautwein the CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters -- a company that specializes in health insurance suggest that “Health insurance is expensive because healthcare is expensive”. There is no way to lower the cost of health insurance the government can interfere all they want but it will not do anything but driving the cost of health insurance up.
Recently President Obama has enacted new Health Care Reforms requiring everyone to have some form of insurance. Many citizens have a problem with being forced to buy insurance that is to expensive; or finding insurance policies that are affordable monthly, but the copays are too expensive to ever be able to use their policies. There is also the issue of some people do not believe in western medicine and have other practices of healing. I feel that it is unfair to make people finically or morally burdened by forcing them to buy health insurance. I know many people who would rather pay a fine than be forced into something they do not want or cannot afford.
When Obamacare, a law passed to guarantee affordable health insurance to all Americans, was put into action it received many responses, and not all of them were positive. Obamacare was portrayed to be a great healthcare initiative and many people supported it. When the law was passed, however, it was revealed that most of it was a big lie. Obamacare should be taken away due to the many problems it has and unbeneficial results it produces, such as, unaffordable health care means fewer people have jobs, the benefits described are not near as nice as they were made out to be, and it is impossible to provide insurance for everybody in the United Sates without raising taxes. With the slow economy today, jobs are already hard to find, but under
This is the exact opposite of what the country needs. Why should costs go up because of denied treatment? The big concern is whether or not government really understands the great difficulty in trying to control HMO’s and other health care programs without a nationalized program. Since there are some 6 million people using Medicare in HMO’s something needs to be done to ensure these patients the treatment that they need. In conclusion, there still needs to be a lot of work done to health care in the United States.
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.