Obamacare is the nickname given to the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act was signed and made law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. The law is meant to improve access to affordable health care coverage, protect from insurance company practices that leave people without the coverage they need, and strengthen Medicare. Coverage will vary for those who already have coverage and want to keep it and those who do not have any coverage. Americans with health insurance already were promised they would see few changes.
(Fielding 30) With a difficult glitch ridden start and opponents denouncing the bill’s overall benefits on society, Obamacare may have not made the best first impression, leaving people to wonder who their insurance improve and how they will get signed up. After the kinks get worked out however, many believe the Affordable Care Act will do more positive things for this country and the health of its citizens, overcoming the shaky first impression it made not too long ago. One of the main topics we see discussed regarding the Affordable Care Act is its goal to get everyone in this country the health insurance and care they deserve as a human being. The primary method the act plans to get all of the United States signed up and enrolled for health insurance is through the government website Healthcare.gov. (Brown) The rollout of Healthcare.gov may have left a sour taste in the mouths of American citizens skeptical on just how well the system and the law as a whole will work for them.
Obama Care should not be mandatory in the United States. In today’s society, people have always thought as individuals and always wanted an individual health care system that they received themselves. Obama Care is a universal health care system that allows every person an affordable health care system. Fortunately, Obama Care will not hurt the states and put them more in to debt because Obama Care is cheaper. 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.
Our nation is heading for a serious change in ways of operating due to the passing of Obama Care. Some believe that universal health care is the answer to many people’s plights. By making health care universal, our government feels that it will allow Americans to be healthy. However, there is a price to pay for health care. Most small businesses and citizens will have to pay for insurance regardless of income, and if not paid they will face penalties.
The problem here is the lack of technological innovation, which will be more user friendly and encourage more insurers to be satisfied and receive the services they sign up for. If the government doesn’t fix this issue quickly, it can decrease their market power, causing people to seek insurance elsewhere. “The insurers are in “an unenviable position,” said Brett Graham, although they don’t have the responsibility or the capability to fix the system, they’re reliant on it.” The website is the main channel for people to buy insurance under the 2010 health care law” (New York Times). Due to the new healthcare law the demand for health insurance has increased, which could cause more comp... ... middle of paper ... ...n public responds to this new law. Will privately insurers convert to Healthcare.gov?
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 big issue is that Democrats believe that the bill that they pushed through Congress will help people with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes. They also believe in the long run it will benefit the United States as a whole. The Republicans however believe that the bill is destroying jobs, raising taxes, and increasing the cost of healthcare in general ("Repeal and Replace the Job-Destroying Health Care Law - A Pledge to America"). Some Alexander 2 people also believe it may hurt jobs in the medical field in the future and it may affect doctor's incomes now. On the other hand, everyone can accept that the healthcare reform law will indeed benefit people with pre-existing illnesses such as diabetes.
Therefore, to resolve this crisis in country like USA where everybody believes; Everyone is born equal, should have access to affordable health care system because if we don’t have health insurance many people will not have health insurance and the premiums will increase dramatically for the insured people. In less developed c... ... middle of paper ... ...th/chapters/htm Daschle, Tom, Scott S. Greenberger, and Jeanne M. Lambrew. Critical: what we can do about the health-care crisis. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2008. Print.