Maurice R. McKenzie
August 23, 2012
Dr. Robert Hobson
A universal healthcare plan would lower the overall healthcare cost and make it affordable for more people. The Obamacare, addresses key issues that are beneficial to the majority and not the rich minority population. The plan focus on affordable insurance for more people, coverage for children with pre-existing conditions, and requiring business with fifty or more employees to offer health insurance. Opposition to the Act states that the healthcare cost may actually increase and it’s a complex one- size – fits – all health system. I strongly agree that this act will help people that don’t have insurance due to high cost and unobtainable insurance. First, The Act was intended to reduce the overall wellness health care price by making solutions obtainable to the 30 two thousand who presently can’t manage insurance coverage. The individuals that make up this number of 30 two thousand represent some of the individuals in my family and individuals in my neighborhood. They often use the hospital emergency rooms as their main wellness health care solutions; this increases price for everyone. Not to mention many individuals go undiagnosed every year because they could not manage to attend regular medical checkups due to no insurance coverage. For the people in my family and neighborhood who cannot afford health insurance, the federal government will pay the state to add them to Medicaid. The income requirement is expanded up to one hundred percent of the federal poverty level – roughly twenty nine thousand for a family of four.
The second key issues of the Obamacare of 2010 is children with pre-existing conditions. Many of the kids that go to school with my son have been denied health insurance because of a pre-existing condition. Insurance companies cannot deny children coverage for pre-existing conditions. The benefit applies to everyone in 2014. Insurance...
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