Essay on The Affordable Care Act
POS 2041 Fall 2014
“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.”
— Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, March 2010
Some parts of the Affordable Care Act have already been implemented, however, several of the more groundbreaking provisions of the healthcare law — some of which will affect the greatest number of Americans — wouldn’t go into effect until 2014, or so we thought. In the now extended interim, federal and state officials are working with leaders in the health and insurance industries to restructure our nation 's healthcare system. While certain parts are structurally sound, many parts to the ACA (also known as Obamacare), are still having major provisions added to them. In a general statement, the ACA will basically require almost all American’s to have health insurance. The government has enacted this law as a way to get healthy people who don 't feel the need to pay for coverage, to buy insurance. That way, the healthy people can help fund the cost of people who require more medical care. There are multiple points of the ACA which should be revised, and even a few that would be better thrown out completely.
One of the biggest changes to make in the ACA is the main purpose of it-the forcing of Americans to purchase health insurance. Many legislators do not believe that this is even constitutional. Several states filed, and lost, lawsuits against the federal government saying that it is unconstitutional to make individual citizens…