Obamacare The Affordable Care Act Essay

1503 Words Dec 10th, 2015 null Page
The Affordable Care Act also known as ObamaCare has been a big issue in healthcare for the past couple of years. It is important to understand the individual mandate that is involved in ObamaCare Act because it will help you understand the problem the individuals are facing while getting health insurance. What I am searching for in ObamaCare to better understand is the individual mandate by looking at the Political history involvement of the act, the actions taken by congress, president, and the courts, and the individual mandate that are involved in the act. The Political history goes all the way back to August 6, 1912. This happened when Theodore Roosevelt was president and campaigned on the national insurance while in office. On November 11, 1934 President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke on the need for a national health insurance program by saying, “There is also the problem of economic loss due to sickness-a very serious matter for many families with and without incomes, and therefore, an unfair burden upon the medical profession” (Emily Smith). The next president to take action in the health care reform was President Truman. While announcing his plan for health care reform he says, “Millions of our citizens do not have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health. Millions do not have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. The time has arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and that protection" (Emily…

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