Public Policy Essay

2725 Words Sep 28th, 2014 11 Pages
Topic: Is the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act, known as “Obamacare” an appropriate policy to promote personal and social responsibility?

Obamacare is for those small organizations that pay for their insurance. Obamacare, which is also well known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is a law passed which guarantees that all Americans can have health insurance which is affordable. This is executed by providing Americans tax credit, or discounts, on health insurance plans provided by the government. Someone can only gain tax credit to help offset your health insurance costs only if your household income between one to four times the Federal Poverty Level, which is used to determine the lowest cost for basic
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Many people voting believe it is the best symbol of liberal reach and of a heavily powered government. This is reason why it is not debated about much between the president and the proponents.
Proponents of the individual mandate provision and of Obamacare believe that this segment of the law cannot be disposed of, because it could cause a problem with the functioning of the law. The supporters believe the mandate will bring in millions of younger potential enrollees into the plan. This would then create a balance of the system between the amount of the elder, and sicker patients who tend to enroll for coverage willingly.
Many Republicans want to have the individual mandate delayed. However the proponents who are for the mandate are determined to do whatever it takes to guarantee that there is no delay to be enacted. But many of the proponents of the law believe threatening to have the mandate is critical as to forcing Americans into the exchanges of Obamacare, they also do not want the voters to know this.
In my opinion, I believe that the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act is an appropriate policy to promote personal and social responsibility. Social responsibility is a theory that an organization or an individual has a right to act if it benefits the society around him or her. Social responsibility is a duty which every person needs to attend to in order to maintain the balance between the

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