HR 3590 Patient protection and affordable care act
When president Obama took office in 2009, one of the issues that he stressed the most was the idea of passing the federal health care law that can grant health care for those who cannot afford health insurance. 133 health care bills were presented by both the Democratic and Republican representatives during the 111th session of Congress. Majority of the Democrats supported these health care measures while the Republicans opposed it because it increases government spending and it controls health care. None of the Republicans voted for this bill. The Republicans argued that it was unconstitutional and that it was socialistic. By December 24, 2009 the Senate approved this bill and called it the, “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The patient protection and affordable care act commonly known as; “Obamacare” is a federal health care law that was signed on March 23, 2010 by Obama. It is important because under this new law it will ensure that 95% of all Americans will be able to afford health insurance. What is also important about this act is that it provides billions of dollars in tax reliefs which is essentially the largest middle class tax cut for health care since 1965. The healthcare reform ensures that almost all Americans are entitled to a lower cost and efficient health care program. With all the benefits that come from this new bill, I agree on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care act. In this paper I will start by giving a brief explanation of the law and what it is about. Secondly I will support my argument in why I agreed on the bill by stating the facts, supporting evidence and my opinions. Thirdly I will state the opposing views arguments and provide their facts and will also include a counter argument rebuttal showing why the opposing views are wrong. Lastly my paper will end in a conclusive paragraph with a restated thesis and my final thoughts and implications on the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care act. Brief explanation of the law
According to healthcare.gov under title I. Quality, Affordable Health care for All Americans, the act provides hundreds of billions of dollars in tax relief to help reduce and control health care prices to a lower more affordable price. It is estimated that the bill will cost over at least 871 billion dollars over the next 10 years. Under this law the recipient who likes their current insurance can keep what they have. This law does not force anyone to change their current health insurance. This new law will provide cheaper access to Health Care to 95% of the Americans population. Healthcare.gov under the title “Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care,” also states that the act will “protect” and “preserve” Medicare as a commitment to America’s seniors. This act will aid in saving thousands of dollars in, “drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries by [removing] the coverage gap called the donut hole”. In the article written by Robert Pear and Paul Krugman , they stated that PPACA (Patient Protection and affordable Care) act provides different mechanisms which includes tax credits, mandates, subsidies to employers and individuals so it can increase the coverage rates. This law also forces insurance companies to cover all applicants and charge them the same rates regardless of gender or pre-existing conditions. According to obamacarefacts.com, the act also extends Medicaid, preserves CHIP (Successful children’s insurance plan) and simplifies enrollment. It also reduces prescription medications and payments for uninsured Americans therefore saving taxpayer money. The act also ties in with relations to public health, prevention, and wellness. The promotion of health and national prevention under this act work to improve the healthy lifestyle of the Americans and keep health care costs low. It also helps strengthen the relationship between patients and...
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