Essay on Obamacare And Affordable Care Act

1588 Words Feb 29th, 2016 7 Pages
What do you like better? Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act? Obamacare, which is also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is actually called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a United States health care reform legislation that was signed by President Barack Obama in March 2010. The PPACA is widely considered as the most far reaching health care reform act since the passage of Medicare in 1965, which is the United State government program that guarantees health insurance for the elderly. The Affordable Care Act’s main goal is to provide more Americans with the access to affordable health insurance, improve the quality of health care and health insurance, regulate the health care industry, and reduce United States’ spending in health care. In order to meet these goals, there are a few provisions included: a requirement for most Americans to have insurance by 2014, a requirement for large employers to provide insurance, the Medicaid expansion, and the grand opening of “Health Insurance Marketplaces” to help support private insurance.
Obamacare contains many advantages, which mainly benefit the low and middle class families and businesses. On the contrary, it also contains some difficult barriers for high waged earners, large firms that do not insure their employees, and certain subdivision of the health care industry. Although the Affordable Care Plan contains some negative aspects, the benefits…

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