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Dr. Molly Cooke once said, "Like auto insurance, health insurance is a service you pay for but hope you will never need. It's there for the unpredictable, unexpected and fundamentally uncontrollable problems that come up in people's lives." Everyone in America needs health insurance to ensure they can get the best medical there is without having to be responsible to pay their entire hospital bill. To ensure that every American has access to affordable health care, Barack Obama signed a law called the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care, on March 23, 2010 (Obamacarefacts.com). Obama Care was put into place to increase the quality, affordability, and availability of health care (Obamacarefacts.com). Your health insurance will not be taken away if you lose your job or get hired somewhere else. Before Obama Care, you could be denied from health insurance companies due to previous health conditions or because you were a female (Obamacarefacts.com). Millions of people do not have health insurance, but as of January 1, 2014, everyone is required to have health insurance (Kaiser Permanente). Those who do not purchase health insurance will receive a tax penalty issued by the government. (Medicaid) If mandatory health insurance is still too expensive for certain individuals, the government will help them financially (ProCon). This is where the controversy comes in. Many people, mostly Republicans, don’t feel that they need to pay for other peoples‘ health insurance. On the other hand, most Democrats state that everyone should have the right to get affordable health care no matter what (Obamacarefacts.com) The real question is... Do the benefits outweigh the costs of Obama Care?
People are losing more money because...

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... surgery done. If they have no coverage, most likely they will not be able to afford any procedures or stays in the hospital. So who is left with the bill? Providers are becoming worried because as a doctor you may not know if someone has active insurance or not (Fox News). Doctors will proceed to help their patients. If more and more people don't have coverage, doctors and hospitals will be going into more and more debt because they will have to cover the cost.

Works Cited

"Why Do You Need Health Insurance." US News. U.S.News & World Report, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.

"What Is ObamaCare / What Is Obama Care?" What Is ObamaCare / What Is Health Care Reform? N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2014.

"Obamacare | Obama Care | Health Care." Obamacare | Obama Care | Health Care. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.

"Health Care Reform." Kaiser Permanente. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2014.
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