Topics: Health care, Health insurance, Healthcare reform Pages: 4 (1318 words) Published: March 4, 2013
In today’s society, healthcare cost has risen and has cause detriment to the single men, women, and families in the US. The price of healthcare is now unaffordable by the categorized average and poor US citizen. Over the years, the price of premiums, co-pays, renewals, deductibles, etc has risen exponentially. The citizens of the US fear going to hospitals due to the fact that many can’t afford healthcare, don’t have insurance, or fit in both categories. This in turn means that millions of people who are in need of healthcare and treatment are not being treated for their ailments. Some ailments are so serious that if not treated, the result for that citizen is death. March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The act was put in place for the purposes of reforming to improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from insurance companies. The law guarantees that it will allow all US citizens to have access health insurance choices that work for them. The Act was meant to provide new and innovative ways to reduce healthcare costs and improve quality of care to patients. Some disagree with making healthcare affordable for all US citizens. They believe that needs to be reformed, but disagree that it should be affordable for all. In this discussion, I will discuss the benefits of affordable act, why healthcare needed to be reformed, and what could have happened if health care wasn’t reformed.

There are many benefits that the affordable healthcare act provides to citizens. Some of the main benefits that it provides to citizens are that it increases the overall coverage of healthcare insurance in the US, it helps reduce healthcare cost, and it creates a new model of care that is provided to patients. Because of the act, more US citizens have access to healthcare that in the past wouldn’t have been able to afford it or didn’t qualify. In the past, some families could not afford the cost of healthcare as a...
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