Obama Care Pros And Cons Essay

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Miller, K. (2016, 10/19). Here’s what would happen if the affordable care act were repealed. Self.com Retrieved from http://www.self.com Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President of the United States, has repeatedly stated that he will repeal Obamacare if elected to office. The Affordable Care Act was enacted in March 2010 promising health care insurance to everyone including those with pre-existing conditions and promising to lower the cost of prescription drugs. But, experts say even though the law has its disadvantages, if it were repealed, over 22 million more people would become uninsured. The individual insurance marketplace would also be closed if the law was revoked. Also without the Affordable Care Act, insurance premiums …show more content…
(2016, 02/05). Health care signups exceed hopes, with 4 million newcomers. New York Times Retrieved from http://sks.sirs.com When the Affordable Care Act was enacted, 12.7 million people signed up for health insurance according to the Obama Administration. The federal website, HealthCare.gov was used in 38 states, while the other 12 have their own marketplaces. The four million who had never had health insurance before and signed up through HealthCare.gov were pleased with the marketplace. Government officials find it a success especially in the younger generation who is less likely to have insurance. The United States now has the lowest uninsured rate in its history, saving an estimated 87,000 lives. Overall, Obamacare has been successful in providing health insurance. The author of this article, Robert Pear, is a New York Times reporter who reports on mostly news from Washington D.C. His job prepares him to write this article because he has reported on political issues before and gets information from political officials. This paper about the pros of the Affordable Care Act will help me with my paper because it sheds light on the good effects of the Affordable Care Act.
Singer, J. (2014, 10/15). Why doctors give obamacare a failing grade. Retrieved from
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The first being that the lower insurance premiums advertised will not happen. Younger people will have to pay more premiums because most only need catastrophic insurance but, under the law, they need to buy more extensive coverage. Obamacare also puts in place price controls on the medical system including hospital costs and medical employees to lower costs. Price controls have often been unsuccessful in societies such as communist and socialist. The third problem is the overall negative impact on the economy. More businesses will try to hire more part-time workers because they do not to pay health insurance for them like they do full-time workers. Thus, people seeking full-time employment must start looking for more than one job to provide for themselves. Overall, Williams believes Obamacare will hurt all aspects of

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