Essay on The Affordable Care Act And Patient Protection Act

712 Words Mar 25th, 2016 3 Pages
This paper explores the flaws within the healthcare system in America that was passed as the Affordable Care Act and Patient Protection Act (PPACA); although, the intent behind the act was meant to do no harm, it seems as if the Affordable Care Act did more harm than good within the majority of the population. There are many sides to any issue, especially concerning the healthcare system within the United States, but based off of research, statistics, and articles one can obviously perceive it to be a good effort upon the American government. Questions arise upon efficiency from a physical/quality perspective of the American people, and also the monetary aspect. As stated, the issue of the Affordable Care Act is somewhat controversial and the politics of the subject are rarely black and white, but an objective view upon the issue is necessary to fully appreciate the act and constructively analyze the issue at hand, and the concerns that arose due to the act. Signed into the law on March 23rd, 2010 by President Barack Obama were the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA was expected to revolutionize American healthcare insurance security by expanding healthcare coverage, lowering insurance costs, improving the quality of medical care, etc., but it seemed to have done just the opposite. One can surely assume that the intent behind the healthcare innovation was completely genuine; however, one certainty can observe the issues following the ACA and Patient…

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