ObamaCare - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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What exactly is ObamaCare? ObamaCare is “The unofficial name for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Obamacare's health care reform offers 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 Federally regulated and subsidized health insurance” (“What is ObamaCare/ What is Obama Care.", 1). In this paper I’m going to explore if ObamaCare is worth the risk. ObamaCare has an ongoing list of changes that many Americans can benefit from in the future. It can help out so many people who have low-paying jobs and can’t afford to get good health care. Within 2013 alone, an article stated that “44 million people are unable to afford health insurance” (“What is ObamaCare/What is Obama Care”, 1). That’s millions of women, men, and children unable to get the help they need, the help they deserve, just because they can’t afford it. To help these women, men, and children get insurance, this law offers assistance through health insurance marketplaces, and expanding programs like Medicare and Medicaid. No individual would be turned down, and would be helped. Another benefit of ObamaCare is that it can improve the care we ultimately receive in the hospital or doctors office. It will provide better preventative and wellness services for everyone to use in the United States. This law also attempts to further eliminate gender discrimination and discrimination of pre-existing conditions you, or someone you know may have or have had before. Hospitals and insurance companies will no longer be able to charge certain individuals more money because of their gender or deny them of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ept. Web. 29 Nov. 2014. . “What is ObamaCare/ What is Obama Care." Obama Care Facts: Dispelling the myths. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2014. . Works Cited "After one year, health law already offers lifelines." Editorial. USA Today 22 Mar. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. "Do states really want to improve health law?" Editorial. USA Today 7 Mar. 2011, electronic ed. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. . Baldwin, James “Down at the Cross” Litericies, 2000nTerrance Blunk, New York City, New York; W.W, Norton & Compoany, 2000. Print Findlay, Steven. "How to reform your health care." Editorial. USA Today 22 Mar. 2011. Web. 29 Mar. 2011.

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