Obamacare Political Conflict

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Jones International University
America’s Political Conflict Over Obamacare Prof. Julia Maypole

Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
HUM201
Peace and Conflict Studies
By
John W. Odom, III
Abstract
Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.)
The conflict about the Affordable Care Act (or ObamaCare as it commonly called) has been one of the most controversial subjects in our country since the beginning of Barack
Obama’s presidential campaign in 2007. Ironically, the majority on both sides of the political aisle are in agreement that a law was needed to deal with the more than 32 million citizens in our country who don’t have healthcare. The conflict began with the debate on how to achieve it. This conflict
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In 1992, there were no Federal protections to ensure the portability of health benefits for workers in between jobs or to prevent discrimination based on health status. President Clinton and Vice President Gore took on these new challenges and enacted critical reforms to the insurance market that has helped millions of Americans keep their health insurance.

The problem with ObamaCare I believe the A.C.A. (Affordable Care Act) or Obamacare as it is referred to by Republicans, has political party ideals that promote conflict. The first is “Clash of Interest”.
Doctors and hospitals will be moved to a system where they are rewarded for providing quality care, instead of being rewarded for quantity. Many of the provisions to enforce this punishment resulted in high turnover rates, which has had some unintended consequences. Some doctors and health care institutions are getting hit hard from this, although the overall reform will create a better health care system for all Americans. Let’s look at some of the positives with the law.

ObamaCare

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