Positive Facts About The Affordable Care Act - ObamaCare

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ObamaCare as it is widely known, has been a controversial political debate since day one. The Republicans have tried over 50 times to repeal it, to no avail. Like any other bill, there are good sides and negative consequences to it. People can go to healthcare.gov to sign up for insurance under the ACA. There is a plethora of information on the site about what should be covered, who has to participate, who can be exempt, where to get healthcare, why you should have insurance, and how to get it, along with a lot of other information under the Topic selection at the top of the screen. While there is a lot to go through and understand, the ACA still remains widely misunderstood for millions of Americans. Affordable Care Act proclaims to put citizens back in charge of their health ("U.s. department of,"). It puts an end to pre-existing condition exclusions for children. This is a positive benefit because children can no longer be denied or limited insurance due to a pre-existing condition, such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, or cardiac conditions. This will prevent millions of children from being refused insurance when they need it the most. It enables young adults to stay covered longer under their parent’s plans until the age of 26 under certain circumstances. Young adults go off to college, and sadly don’t always feel that insurance is a priority on their limited budgets. This gives them time to finish school while riding on their parents plans to keep them healthy during the college years at a reasonable cost to the parents, which comes with a side of peace of mind that your grown child will have their health taken care of. Another benefit is that participants now have the right ... ... middle of paper ... ... 11). Obamacare's Negative Impact on Young People. FreedomWorks. Retrieved April 12, 2014, from http://www.freedomworks.org/content/obamacares-negative-impact-young-people Johnson, A. (2013, 2013 1). 100 unintended consequences of obamacare. Retrieved April 11, 2014 from http://www.nationalreview.com/article/359861/100-unintended-consequences-obamacare-andrew-johnson Impacts of obamacare:facts, statistics, and videos. (n.d.). Retrieved April 10, 2014 from http://www.heritage.org/research/projects/impact-of-obamacare Moffit, R. P. (2010, May 20). Obamacare:the impact on seniors. Retrieved April 13, 2014 from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/05/obamacare-impact-on-seniors Qualitynet : Readmission reduction. (n.d.). Retrieved April 11, 2014 from http://qualitynet.org/dcs/ContentServer?c=Page&pagename=QnetPublic/Page/QnetTier2&cid=1228772412458

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