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).
Obama Care is a health care law aimed to reform the health care system in America. Its main goal is to give more Americans easy access to good and affordable health care and reduce its spending in the United States. Obama Care regulates health care insurance, not health care as many people come to think of it. This means that it does not replace Medicare or Medicaid; it helps individuals have it at a more affordable price. The Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010 by President Obama and was later upheld on June 28, 2012 by the Supreme Court.
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.
There are a few major changes that are needed to make the website user friendly, easy access to public and private healthcare insurance plans that are affordable, politicians taking responsibility for privacy and enforcing HIPAA laws and policies, Expanding Medicaid programs in states that have a high percentage of consumers that live below the poverty level. Everyone is questioning how the government is going to control the cost of these issues and continue giving the promised access to healthcare for the millions that are uninsured. Obamacare has not only been a messy process, and will prove to be more expensive than that public anticipated. Americans understanding the new healthcare law and the government making Healthcare.gov user-friendly may keep the cost of running the website down. In the United States healthcare have been steadily rising due to high cost of delivering healthcare.
Most of us will be covered by our employer, government with medicare and medicaid some of us will be buying our own and most of us might not even have coverage at all. Many Americans are already covered by their employers, they will have some advantages for example they will be paying less than what you actually pay to get check ups , They will have free preventive care for free. The biggest changes will be for those who work with b... ... middle of paper ... ...Obamacare because the law is not benefiting everybody in the U.S and in most cases it is not helping people who actually have the insurance, some people have to pay more than what they were paying before they had the ACA. I would say that if it was for every single human in the United States including immigrants i would keep it, There is no point when the immigrants including seniors,kids, need it the most, are not getting anything out of it. The people who are actually benefiting from this law are seniors who have already retired, which is good but seniors who are immigrants don’t get the same.
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Yet even with those types of forms for the overall population in the 21st century the U.S still had about 48 million Americans that had no health insurance. So people on the very far right would argue that free market capitalism would be the best approach for allowing pure competition to drive down costs. And with lower prices it would obviously allow more people to buy health insurance. But of you are more leaning towards the left side you kind of have the notion that healthcare is a guarantee that is not a responsibility it’s a right as a human being. Therefore the government through the people’s representation should kind of have a system where everybody has free access.
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