Essay about The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act

1117 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction Healthcare has always been huge issue in the United States. In the year 2010 “The cost of health care – and health insurance – was rising so fast that ever-growing number of us were winding up in the ranks of the uninsured. Fifty million – one out of every six of us – were uninsured.” (Potter, Web). It has been almost six years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes a long list of health-related provisions and benefits. Additionally, the PPACA purpose is to extend coverage health insurance for many uninsured Americans (Obamacare, Web). The PPACA has faced any problems since it first enacted, but the biggest problem this act faces is the budget deficiency. Nonetheless, this paper will first include a quick background of president Barack Obama biography, followed by a shot explanation of what the PPACA is about. Then, is the problem definition of the act, a quick explanation of agenda settings, and lastly a short conclusion. Although the PPACA has helped to get affordable health insurance for many citizens, it failed to address the future health cost.
Background
An understanding of the biography of President Barack Obama is necessary to provide a clear insight on how and why this act was enacted.
{Barack Obama} Obama is the current president of the United States of America. He was the first African American to be president and currently our 44th president. Obama was…

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