Health Care and Affordable Care Act

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Geetika Ghai
December 1, 2012
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Obama Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obama Care has been a hot controversial topic that aroused back in 2008 when President Obama, at that time Senator Obama put onto the plate while running for the presidential seat. While there are many different perspectives related to this topic, it is up to each individual to decide whether it is beneficial or detrimental. In this day and age where the cost of living is rapidly escalating higher and higher and the unemployment rates are just as high. Most Americans tend to try staying away from medical bills. It is hard enough in today’s time to pay daily expenses, adding hospital bills is just too much to handle. Many times, we can feel something wrong in our bodies but ignore it just so we don’t have to visit a doctor and add another tab to our every day expenses.

Trying to resolve the issue for many Citizens, President Barack Obama enacted into law on Tuesday March 23rd, 2010, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Obama Care. This piece of ordinance was created with the purpose of providing all citizens with the ability to access medical care regardless of age, pre-existing medical conditions, and health insurance coverage. This bill would take a total of ten years to be fully executed into effect. As predicted, once the bill had been passed an immediate great deal of opposition was faced also becoming one of the most disputed topics around the nation.

The Affordable Care Act requires that insurance plans cover precautionary services and stops insurance companies from dropping you when you are sick, as well as offering you a number of other reforms and protections. ObamaCares goal is to provide affordable health insurance for all citizens of the United States of American and to reduce the growth in health care spending. ObamaCare does not replace private insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.

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