Affordable Health Care Policy Pros And Cons

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Public Administration- The Good, The Bad, The Ugly White House Issue On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Health Care Act into law, putting in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices (whitehouse.gov). Some important facts about the Affordable Health Care Act are: Consumer Rights and Protections, More Affordable Coverage, Better Access to Care, and etc. This law helps citizens by bringing down health care costs and making sure your health care dollars are spent wisely. Insurance companies will now be accountable to their customers for how they are spending premium dollars, and how much they are raising rates.…show more content…
Redistributive policies take taxes from certain groups and give them to another group. This will help the Affordable Health Care Act to allow citizens to have better access to care and more affordable health coverage. Through this policy better access to care raise the opportunity to free prevention benefits for example insurers are now required to cover a number of recommended preventive services, such as cancer, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, without additional cost sharing such as copays or deductibles. 137 million Americans with private health coverage have gotten better preventive services coverage as a result (whitehouse.gov). Also, under the law, most young adults such as myself after I graduated from college before starting my career, who can’t get coverage through their jobs can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26. On rare occasions, redistribution is from the less-well-off to the better- off. Redistributive Policies help with: (1) income stabilization, helping to support those who are unemployed and even retired; (2) social welfare, providing either direct payments to individuals or supporting state and local efforts for indigent; and (3) health care programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. Because majority most of the federal agencies that are highly active in the redistributive area are located in the Department of Health and Human Service (Public Administration: An Action Orientation 7th ed). Redistributive also supports the issue because it promote equality with the lack of low cost healthcare throughout the country many low income families or individuals found it hard to obtain healthcare coverage with redistributive it allow those individuals the opportunity to obtain insurance at expense of the

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