Essay On Affordable Care Act

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We discussed many family friendly policies and benefits in class, but since the new deal I don’t think there has been one that has been either more popular or controversial than the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obama care. The Affordable Care Act is considered so powerful and important that it could alter the entire health care landscape and maybe the economy as a whole. For us to have a sounder understanding of this I will go into some of the benefits and controversies for the everyday American using some of my own experiences as an example. I also hope to use these to depict how they will benefit the average American family. The largest benefit to the Affordable care act is its new stipulations to protect those with preexisting conditions. According to Healthcare. Gov “Your insurance company can 't turn you down or charge you more because of your pre-existing health or medical condition like asthma, back pain, diabetes, or cancer. Once you have insurance, they can 't refuse to cover treatment for …show more content…
Many of these youth are working, but still cannot afford to pay for health benefits.” (Patient Protection) This is also not counting that the federal government will also offer to pay states to aid those who cannot give health insurance to the states Medicaid program. Now let’s look at what some envision as the problems of The Affordable Care Act. One of the provisions of the affordable care act which we talked about in class, is that business who employ fifty people or more must carry health insurance. Why could this be a problem for you? I think it’s important to remember that government does create some jobs, but it creates the environment in the private sector to create jobs as well. What I mean by this is if a business sees it as a better option to pay the fine they might just manage that every month if it is

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