Essay on The Affordable Care Act ( 2010 )

1482 Words Apr 16th, 2015 6 Pages
The Affordable Care Act (2010) also known as Obama Care has been a topic of controversy. It is the most significant reform to the U.S health care system since Medicaid and Medicare. Some view it as a great and some believe it will be bad for the economy. I believe the Affordable Care Act will be great and its benefit to the well-being of citizens and will go further to be a great reform over all. On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. The Obama health care has received mixed reviews over the last couple years. It has put in place comprehensive reforms that improve access to affordable health coverage for everyone and protect consumers from abusive insurance company practices. Many people dislike the idea of Obamacare because of misinformation from the press, opposing political candidates and by those who refuse to seek the information themselves. Additional reforms aimed to reduce costs and improve healthcare outcomes by shifting the system towards quality over quantity. President Obama has stated on several occasions that the new health legislation would start out slow but pick up over time to compensate for the initial loss. The Obama care holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, gives Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices and improves the quality of care. With Obamacare, insurance agencies cannot create limits on care and the yearly limits will no longer exist in a couple of…

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