Pros And Disadvantages Of Obamacare

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Obamacare Just as the dreaded tax deadline date is permanently engraved in the minds of the American people, the deadline to enroll in the government’s new health care plan will be fixed in their memory as well. President Barack Obama designed a universal healthcare program for the people of the United States called the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act, or Obamacare. This plan, signed by President Obama, has initiated debate from the moment his pen hit the paper and the arguments for and against the plan have developed on each extreme ends of the spectrum. Liberals have supported Obamacare and its structure while the conservatives have appealed against the plan and argued it is not what is best for Americans. The…show more content…
The liberals, especially, have pushed hard to stop Obamacare because of the negative issues it has on the American people. One disadvantage to the Affordable Healthcare Act is since the program allows coverage for all citizens and does not allow people to be denied due to pre-existing conditions, those people who are healthy and take care of their bodies will end up carrying the financial burden of those who are obese, or drink alcohol, or smoke. Those in good health take care of those in poor health, and those in poor health actually are rewarded for being unhealthy (Gilbert,…show more content…
Quite simply, Obamacare is wrong and will not work. The idea that the fortunate, once again, bail out the unfortunate is hard to swallow. The poor who could not afford health care did not go to the doctor prior to having insurance, now, with Obamacare, those same people will go to the doctor more often and possibly abuse the system, costing money. In order for health care to be affordable for all people the insurance will have to restrict and offer less coverage. The main reason to not support the Affordable Healthcare Act is that insurance has become a “right, not a privilege” (Rak & Coffin, 2012). Americans can no longer chose whether they want health care insurance or not, and are restricted on what is offered to them. Obamacare is a scary and uncertain plan that hovers over American businesses at a time when our nation has an unstable economy. With so many drawbacks to Obamacare, why would our government implement such a large scale

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