Obamacare And The Affordable Care Act Essay

710 Words Jan 20th, 2015 3 Pages
ObamaCare’s Painful Woes Once President Obama became president of the United States of America, he had one goal in mind, which was to forever change American health care insurance so that everyone could be covered. What he was unable to realize was that there would be many detriments to this legislation. Preposterous tax and health care hikes unaffordable to businesses and the middle-class, which is the majority of the American population, would ultimately contaminate the American economy and people. Presently, he is receiving the backlash of all the criticism of the insane act, the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The Affordable Care Act, also infamously known as ObamaCare, was signed into effect by President Obama in March of 2010. Its major provisions went into effect on New Years Day of 2014, but vast rectifications have gone into effect and are still forthcoming. ObamaCare warrants “that everybody should have some basic security when it comes to their health care.” It extends insurance to more than 30 million uninsured people by expanding Medicaid and providing federal subsidies or aid to “help” lower and middle income Americans obtain private coverage. In the general election, it was a cornerstone of his campaign. The concept was hardly new. Democratic presidents had previously and unsuccessfully pursued the establishment of a nationwide insurance structure for 75 years. The last impediment was approved in June of 2012 when the Supreme Court advocated most…

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