Persuasive Essay On Obamacare

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Many United States citizens do not really understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare that was passed in congress without any republican signatures. United States citizens need to be informed why the affordable care act is nothing but bad for the United States. Obamacare is portrayed as a cost efficient plan, but in reality the plan is really costing the citizens a lot more money than what other countries put into their health plans. The Affordable Care Act has many attributes that United States citizens do not like. Some of these attributes are that the act has an individual mandate, which makes every citizen in the United States have healthcare insurance, or you will have to pay a penalty. …show more content…
This is what comes to many Americans minds when thinking about Obamacare. The way that the United States makes it possible is by raising taxes. The Affordable Care Act placed taxes on, individuals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical sales, medical devices, federal and state funding, Medicare, and raising the tax for citizens with higher incomes so that the poor citizens can afford health insurance. A problem with all of this is that eventually doctors will not be able to take in people on Medicare and the Medicare citizens will have to go to clinics instead of their own doctors. So it also makes it complicated by making citizens go to doctors they may not be as comfortable …show more content…
The poor are able to receive money to help pay for healthcare because they are below the poverty line and the richest citizens will pay the most in taxes for this bill because they make over a certain amount of money. Also citizens of the United States like this bill because big employers must pay for health insurance after they have so many employees (Joshua 2012). Obamacare also makes sure insurance companies charges the same for females and males, which was not the same as before because women were charged more. There are some bright sides of Obamacare but the majority is bad. There are continuous clues on why Obamacare is bad, a study stated, “small business and entrepreneurship suggest that Obamacare may impose significant additional burdens on the backs of small business and the self-employed as well as citizens since the economy as yet to completely recover” (Lahm

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