Affordable Care Act : Help Or Hinder?

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Affordable Care Act: Help or Hinder? The Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as the ACA or Obamacare, is a topic of great controversy amongst Americans. The ACA has made changes in every aspect of health care in one fell swoop. Insurers, health care providers, medical equipment suppliers, small businesses and the insured people of America were all affected by the passing of this act. With these changes there are many new advantages to health care that are for the common good. For example, Obamacare has made it so that pre-existing conditions can no longer be turned away from insurance companies, contraception is free, preventative care screenings come at no cost to the insured no matter the insurance plan, and there is a cap to…show more content…
This is not the only alarming thing that has occurred as a result of the ACA. Many promises of the act have been broken along the way regarding cost and coverage. A great number of people feel as though enforcing mandatory insurance is an infringement on our rights as American citizens. This is yet another situation that the rich get richer, and the poor pay for being poor. These changes to the cost of our health care coverage, and the personal mandate are two areas that can significantly affect the quality of life of lower income individuals. Without extremely low income, there is no help for the average American that falls in the range between 20K and 50K gross annual income, and very few exemptions to the personal mandate. The US Government should offer more options for health care coverage, or exemptions from that coverage for lower income individuals since there is a fine imposed under the new laws for those who choose not to pay for health insurance. There are many reasons our health care costs have skyrocketed out of control and why they have reached such high levels that reform is a much needed reality. Author of, The Affordable Care Act: A Missed Opportunity, A Better Way Forward, Dr. Guy Faguet, M.D. takes a look at what has attributed to our inflation of health care costs. First, malpractice lawsuits are not always filed to hold
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