Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act

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Health insurance, too many American citizens, is not an option. However, some citizens find it unnecessary. Working in the health care field, I witness the effects of uninsured patients on medical offices. Too often, I see a “self-pay” patient receive care from their doctor and then fail to pay for it. Altogether, their refusal to pay leaves the office at a loss of money and calls for patients to pay extra in covering for the cost of the care the uninsured patient received. One office visit does not seem like too big of an expense, but multiple patients failing to pay for the care they receive adds up. Imagine the hospital bills that patients fail to pay; health services in a hospital are double, sometimes triple, in price at a hospital. It is unfair that paying patients are responsible for covering these unpaid services. Luckily, the Affordable Care Act was passed on March 23, 2010, otherwise known as Obamacare. Obamacare is necessary in America because it calls for all citizens to be health insured, no worrying about pre-existing conditions, and free benefits for men and women’s health.

Obamacare is necessary in America because it calls for all citizens to have health insurance. To understand Obamacare, health insurance, in general, must be understood. It can be defined as “coverage for medicine, visits to the doctor or emergency room, hospital stays, and other medical expenses” (health). Every insurance policy is different; different plans call for different coverage, different co-payments, and different treatment options according to Investor Words. However, until the Obamacare law was passed, millions of Americans were uninsured. In summary, Obamacare mandates that all Americans have health insurance while offering the in...

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