What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act: Bad For Some, Great For Millions 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 …show more content…

In my research, I’ve found that there happen to be more pros than cons to the act. With there being a lengthy list of them, I’ve dissected the list to two vital pros. One of those pros is that The Affordable Care Act helps to prevent illness among the youth in America through many law revisions. The Affordable Act allows youth to remain under their parent 's’ health insurance until the age of 26. Because of the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of uninsured youths fell from 48% in 2010 to 21% in 2012 and continues to drop to this day. Also, Young adults age 21 or older, who are newly eligible for Medicaid, but who did not qualify as children, will most likely receive a package of Medicaid benefits referred to as “benchmark‐equivalent coverage.” The Affordable Care Act also provides an affordable option to those youths without insurance under their parents. According to Obamacarefacts.org, the Affordable Care Act extended several provisions to young individuals that were uninsured because they had not qualified for medicaid or could not afford private insurance. The Affordable Care Act has created a new mandatory eligibility category requiring the state to cover individuals with incomes no greater than $30,000/year and under the age of 65 as long as they were not pregnant, disabled, or eligible for/enrolled in Medicare.. Along with that, the act also forces Medicaid coverage of all youths under the age of 18 in …show more content…

It seems as though the opposing arguments present a firm argument with no valid data to support its claims. However, the arguments supporting the importance of the Affordable Care Act all provide logical and data supported claims. In result, making the supporting claims more effective in persuading readers. In my opinion, I believe that the Affordable Care Act should continue to be law. I believe it can fix a broken system that has hindered the health of Americans for years. The American health system has been controlled by private, all-for-profit companies who couldn’t care less about the health of a human, but are more worried about maximizing their dollars. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, or “done away with”, tens of millions of Americans will be without adequate health insurance. This is exactly what Americans

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