The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is often referred to “Obamacare”. This act was signed by president Barrack Obama on March 23, 2010. The PPACA will ensure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care with lower prices. The government claims that the act is fully paid for and gives most Americans the quality health insurance that they deserve. The goal of this act is also to reduce the deficit over the next ten years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act states that things will be run differently in the years to come. The changes from this act started in 2010, but by 2014 the new insurance reforms will be put into action and bigger changes will be made. Coverage is offered at four different levels to everyone signing up for the plan. The he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected to improve the quality and efficiency of US medical services for all US citizens. It is also planned to improve public health. All of these things make the act sound great, but will they really work that way? The cost of Medicare in the US is actually causing the poor to receive low quality care in the end. There is a big debate on whether it will help or harm seniors when everything starts to change. The PPACA supposedly is a good thing for senior citizens for a couple of reasons. First, all Americans under the plan are expected to receive quality health service and this includes seniors. The seniors will receive better care than they ever have before and costs will decrease for them. Second, the better treatments the seniors will receive will lead to better outcomes with their illnesses and out of pocket payments are believed to dwindle. Third, the seniors will also receive preventative ca... ... middle of paper ... ...4. Cohn, Michael. Doctors Are Opting Out of Medicare at an Alarming Rat. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2013. GaleNet. Web. 14 Apr. 2014. Eilperin, Juliet, Amy Goldstein, and Lean H. Sun. "Obama Offers an Insurance Fix." The Washington Post 15 Nov. 2013: n. pag. EBSCOhost. Web. 2 Apr. 2014. Moffitt, Robert. "Health Care Reform Law Will Harm Seniors." Health Care. Ed. David M. Haugen. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Obamacare Will Be Devastating to Seniors." Human Events (31 May 2010). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 15 Apr. 2014. Sebelius, Kathleen. "The Only Sensible Choice." USA Today 16 Mar. 2010: n. pag. EBSCOhost. Web. 2 Apr. 2014. Troy, Tevi. "The ObamaCare Debacle Deepens: How John Roberts Made a Disastrous Law Even Worse." Commentary 134.2 (2012): 30. GaleNet. Web. 7 Apr. 2014.
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