Americans with health insurance already were promised they would see few changes. The law is meant to give new benefits and strengthen protection from insurance company abuses. The most well heard sentence from President Obama himself is that “If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period.” That means that if you are satisfied with your current coverage it does not need to be changed. Uninsured Americans or Americans that do not have coverage from work are supposed to be able to compare and shop through a variety of affordable plans that can meet their health care needs.
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).
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If you cannot afford your companies insurance or you have no employer you will be able to by a plan on your own. If you have no money at all that’s okay too, you will most likely be eligible for Medicaid due to the new Medicaid expansion, well that is if your state opted for it, seems it’s a constitutional ri... ... middle of paper ... ...meline-patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act Obama care facts. (2013). Obamacare summary: A summary of obama's health care reform. Retrieved from http://obamacarefacts.com/obamahealthcare-summary.php Steinberg (2009).
It has been debated, that for that reason, the new law may come into violation of several human rights. Another significant issue with the ACA regards a cap on citizen’s out-of-pocket expenses, and the fact that the administration decided to delay making a definitive decision, potentially costing many American’s unprecedented medical fees. In its conception, the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act was categorized and pitched to the American public as a universal healthcare, according to John D. Goodson, author of “Patient P... ... middle of paper ... ...most citizens will generally consider the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unsuccessful. It is up to the administration to revise the act, and gain back the trust of the country. Works Cited Baker, T. (2011).
ObamaCare What is ObamaCare and how will it affect the current healthcare system? What are the arguments for and against it? Based on my research, do you think this will be a benefits to Americans, or should it be repealed. The affordable care act changed the current healthcare system by putting consumers back in charge of their healthcare plans also under the new “Patient Bill Of Rights” by all that it gives us the people the flexibility to maintain being informed. Also the “ObamaCare” gives you the healthcare that benefits you the most.
Signed under the title of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the law included multiple provisions that would take effect over a matter of years, including the expansion of Medicaid eligibility, the establishment of health insurance exchanges and prohibiting health insurers from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions” (Affordable Care Act). The reform is meant to help those who cannot cover the costs of coverage due to low income, or no jobs, as well as those who have been denied because of pre-existing heath conditions; it is essentially there to help those ultimately in need. Unfortunately, Obamacare is not beneficial to those who are currently covered, typically known as the average American, as it it is not cost effective nor constitutional. The Affordable Care Act gives health insurance to the individuals in need while simultaneously taking away the rights of those who currently are protected. Statistics on the Obamacare website show that only 15% of American’s are currently uninsured (How Does Obama Care Work?)
This means the Americans who are uninsured cannot access this excellence and the Americans who are underinsured cannot afford to access it. America ranks last out of 19... ... middle of paper ... ...lly sure if there is an exact way to fix the whole problem. Let’s hope for our sake, the government can come up with a Healthcare Reform Bill that will at least resolve some of the issues. That way every American can have proper health care in the future. Works Cited CDC Commission.