President Obama 's Speech On Healthcare Essay

704 Words Mar 28th, 2016 3 Pages
1. President Obama reiterated a claim that his healthcare law will reduce costs, a promise he made when he started pushing for an overhaul as a candidate several years ago. Has president Obama delivered on the healthcare promise? Noam N. Levey states that, according to a survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, the average employee share of an employer-provided health plan jumped from $3,515 in 2009 to $4,316 in 2012, an increase of more than 22%. Also, the total cost of an average employer-provided family health plan – shared by the employer and the employee –reached $15,745 in 2012. In conclusion, president Obama has not fulfilled his promise about reducing healthcare costs. In the article, Noam N. Levey is using ad hominem fallacy to attack president Obama by stating the increasing cost of healthcare plan without considering any other elements, such as the coverage of the healthcare plan, inflation, quality and so on. Therefore, the conclusion is not correct.
2. Would the Supreme Court set an extraordinarily dangerous precedent for all U.S. citizens by allowing the Obama administration to mandate purchases of health insurance? Firstly, it would start a transition into socialism and could only end with a communist dictatorship; it would be the beginning of the destruction of personal freedom in America. Secondly, perhaps the next time one of our domestic carmakers like Ford or GM is struggling, the government can disallow the…

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