Obamacare Argumentative Essay

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First introduced in 2009, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known has Obamacare, has been one of the most, if not the most, controversial acts that President Obama has signed into law in his almost 6 years in office. After being signed into law in 2010, it quickly became contested by Republicans and Conservatives worldwide, saying it was unconstitutional. Eventually the law went to the supreme court and, in 2012, “The Supreme Court… upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul law.” However, just because the Supreme Court deemed it constitutional, doesn’t mean it’s good for our country. In fact, Obamacare will hurt many parts of the United States economy. Although the PPACA was deemed constitutional, it should …show more content…
According to the previously mentioned study done by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, 65% of doctors believe there will be a reduction in the quality of care given to patients. With more patients in the system, (approximately and 30 million new patients ) there will be an immense amount of work and pressure on medical staffs around the country. Because of this influx of patients, a few things will happen to make healthcare worse. One of these things is that doctors will have less time to spend with each patient. For example, after CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) the probability of spending less than 10 minutes with a doctor increased. So much of time at the doctor’s office is filled by time with nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants doing things like tests and histories that used to be done by doctors. This will be furthered by the fact that a study done by Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2025, there will be a shortage of 124,000- 159,000 physicians in America. A byproduct of doctors spending less time on each patient is that doctors will have less time to evaluate doctors, as well as less time to dedicate to making their diagnoses, thus making it more likely for doctors to misdiagnose their patients. Furthermore, because of Obamacare, doctors will have to spend time filling out paperwork or doing

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