Pros And Cons Of Health Care Reform

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Health care reform was a major part of President Obama’s campaign when he was first running back in 2008. The primary objectives of the reform are to provide healthcare coverage for all uninsured Americans and decrease the costs of healthcare services and coverage.

The beginnings of the Affordable Care Act started in 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president. He said “On healthcare reform, the American people are too often offered two extremes - government-run healthcare with higher taxes or letting the insurance companies operate without rules...I believe both of these extremes are wrong”. Obama won the Presidential election that November. In March of 2009 a “health summit” was brought together and Governor Kathleen
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One con is that employed Americans may pay more for coverage as employers try to lower the costs of providing coverage. Another con is that some of the required coverages are against the moral values of employers. Being required to offer contraception may cause friction with religious beliefs. In my opinion I don’t see this as that big of a con. It seems that if an employer wants to refuse to offer contraception, he/she is forcing their own beliefs onto their employees. Every United States citizen has the right to the freedom of religion, everyone can practice their beliefs as they see fit but I do feel that there is a problem when someone is trying to make others practice their religion. I see a big difference between preventing your own pregnancy, and a completely different human being preventing pregnancy. If someone else decides to use some type of birth control, it is their choice and in no way affects you. To me, the pros are able to outweigh the cons. There would be a reduction in uninsured health events. When an uninsured person needs emergency care and is unable to pay, hospitals either have to raise their prices or take more government money. If every citizen is required to be covered number of uninsured accidents would decrease. To me, another pro is that providers will no longer be able to discriminate against people for their gender or health issues. In the past…show more content…
I say this because a person shouldn’t have to pay ridiculous rates for quality care and I like to know that when I have to get insurance, I’ll have more protection against discrimination since I’m female. And, it’s unfair that certain groups of people pay higher rates because they’re considered to carry a higher risk for something that may never be a factor. If they prove themselves to be high risk by behavior, their lifestyle, or their condition worsens, then, prices should increase. Problems health care reform could cause would be religious tension because of contradictions between law and morals. Another possible problem could be employees paying more for health coverage from their

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