Essay Obamacare : The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

1091 Words May 13th, 2016 5 Pages
According to Obamacare.com, it states that “In 2015, one in six Americans got a Health Insurance Marketplace Plan for $100 or less and 87% of people who selected a marketplace plan got financial assistance.” ObamaCare, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a health reform law signed on March 23, 2010 by President Barack Obama. ObamaCare is a very beneficial thing for America because uninsured Americans get free or low cost health insurance, Americans still get care even if they are sick or have a preexisting condition, and Americans get insurance regardless of age and gender.
First of all, ObamaCare is beneficial because uninsured Americans get health insurance. Starting January 1, 2014, most Americans must have health insurance through private insurance, their employer, Medicaid, Medical in California, or Medicare. You are exempted if the cheapest qualifying health plan costs more than 8% of your income after tax credits, and subsidies. People that become insured from Obamacare get it for free or for low cost. In “Obamacare: Pros and Cons of Obamacare,” it states “Over half of uninsured Americans can get free or low cost health insurance, and some can get help on out-of-pocket costs using their state’s Health Insurance Marketplace. ”Americans can access hundreds of health care benefits through ObamaCare. Essential health care benefits include no annual or lifetime coverage caps on these services such as ambulatory patient care, emergency…

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