22 million. 22 million is the number of Americans who would not have had health insurance if it were not for Obamacare. That is around 4 times the number of people living in Singapore. Whether it be a cancer patient, or an employee working 30 hours a week, they may not have been insured. Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a health care act implemented in the US law, which was passed in 2010. It works to make health insurance more affordable for Americans, and essentially, improve the healthcare system in the US. But, many people oppose this healthcare act because they believe that the government should not force people to get insured, and pay a penalty for not doing so. However, one has to realise that although they may not have
The ACA has successfully accomplished their goal by making healthcare accessible to everyone. Unfortunately, the cost remains high and most Americans are unable to afford insurance. This rationality is due to healthy American’s unable to qualify for premium tax credit and an increase in their premiums. Also, the cost-sharing standard silver plan reasonable deductibles, complicated APTC with inaccurate income projection, minimal employer coverage and individuals mandates with
This Act proposes several mandates and provisions to reduce the cost of healthcare for both the federal government and individuals, increase the availability of health insurance for all Americans, and to eliminate discrimination of very ill or potentially ill individuals in need of health insurance. The Act was introduced as a means to shrink the exponentially increasing costs of healthcare in the United States. As promising as it is, there will be many more reforms after to ensure the target goal of reducing healthcare spending is achieved. As with any reform this large, patience and constant upkeep will be needed. Due to the largely political nature of the Affordable HealthCare Act, it will be important to note how upcoming elections will affect healthcare in the United
The goal of the Affordable Care Act was to provide health care for all U.S. citizens. The idea was to increase access to health care and improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery. However, there are a lot of questions of whether or not the decision to pass this act, or even the ideals it included were ethical.
The Affordable Care Act's purpose was to help give access to affordable health coverage to those who are uninsured. Back in 2009, President Barack Obama said," So let there be no doubt: Health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not
Health care should not be considered a political argument in America; it is a matter of basic human rights. Something that many people seem to forget is that the US is the only industrialized western nation that lacks a universal health care system. The National Health Care Disparities Report, as well as author and health care worker Nicholas Conley and Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), strongly suggest that the US needs a universal health care system. The most secure solution for many problems in America, such as wasted spending on a flawed non-universal health care system and 46.8 million Americans being uninsured, is to organize a national health care program in the US that covers all citizens for medical necessities.
The majority of American healthcare are the low income consumers, is a total of 55% who receive health insurance are through their employers and 32% receive health insurance through a government programs. Some of the Federal health care officers were aiming low-income consumers with new advertisements. For most of the
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), twenty-eight states have either filed joint or individual lawsuits to strike down the PPACA. This document will examine a few key elements that the President of the United States must take into consideration when reviewing the act and moving forward to either ratify the act, replace the act, or leave the act as it is. Topics that will be presented will include; the current issues being debated, two competing thoughts on how to fix the ACA, an evaluation of the preferred solution, and finally the responsibility of each level of government.
The Affordable Care Act, (ACA) often referred to as Obamacare, was signed into law March 23rd, 2010 and has quickly become a nightmare to millions of citizens nationwide. While there were fortunate people who benefited from the heavily subsidized and affordable healthcare that was not readily available before ACA was passed, many more people found that their once affordable healthcare was no longer an option due to new ACA requirements (how so?). ACA was designed to extend insurance benefits to roughly 30 million uninsured Americans. The Obama administration aimed to extend Medicaid and provide federal subsidies so lower and middle-class Americans could afford to buy private insurance. This act alone forced millions of Americans out of their
For sometime, many US citizens have not had the resources to acquire an adequate health insurance plan. Although faced by many oppositions, the US government has found a solution, The Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare”, is a US healthcare reform law that focuses mainly on providing more Americans with access to an affordable health insurance. The Affordable Care Act is said to expand the affordability, quality, and availability of private and public health insurance through consumer protections, regulations, subsidies, taxes, insurance exchanges, and other reforms. Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, hence the nickname “Obamacare”, the
Since the end of the American Civil War, Federalism has been a very important idea in the United States. Federalism has appeared in many instances within different governmental ideas. The original idea of Federalism gave up states’ rights and handed them to the government to create a more centralized federal system. Over time Federalism has had many views by different leaders in our government. These viewpoints began with Ronald Reagan’s idea of “New-Federalism,” and carried on throughout time involving the Violence Against Women Act and more recently the urge to modify the Affordable Care Act.
A. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), was created in 2010 under the President Obama administration. It is designed to reform the current healthcare system by offering more health insurance options at affordable rates. The reform aims to provide individuals with more health insurance options, alleviate out of pocket costs, and prevent gender discrimination. The basis of providing millions of Americans with quality health insurance options greatly benefits a majority of individuals. Although the ACA has some positive aspects, we believe the act should be repealed and redone to benefit business and consumers alike.
Healthcare is important. Without it, people would not have the adequate means to acquire treatment for illness or injury. However, the United States does not have universal health care for everyone, nor is means of gaining healthcare affordable for all. To try to solve this problem, President Obama began working on healthcare reform almost immediately after assuming office in 2009. During a joint session with Congress on February 24, 2009, President Obama said, "So let there be no doubt: Healthcare reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year” (8). Almost thirteen months later, after a process of revisions and being passed through the United States Government, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Health Care Act is flawed in numerous ways. The premiums are higher than they anticipated them to be. They tried to make it to where everyone would pay the same amount, however it is more expensive to do this. That reason is people that are very sick are in the same health care plan as people that are healthy, and they never visit the doctor. So, healthy people are paying the costs for sick people to go to the doctor. These rates raise each year, because health care keeps increasing as more people become ill (Taylor, 2012).
Many people believe healthcare reform is a bad idea and that the government should stay away from healthcare. However, there are many other people who believe that it is a great thing that the government got involved, and created programs to register for mandatory health-care. In, “Healthcare Reform 101”, author Rick Panning discusses some of the main goals of the Affordable Healthcare Act, which are universality, financing, cost reduction, payment reform, quality and process improvement, prevention and wellness. As most of these goals are in some way or form about money, “one could easily argue that the ACA is more about payment reform, than true comprehensive healthcare reform…” (Panning 107). It is safe to assume that, that this what