America Needs the Affordable Care Act

1320 WordsJun 17, 20186 Pages
According to Newsweek, the University Medical Center on average has about $100,000 dollars a month in unpaid doctor’s visits and operations and special procedures; this burden gets passed on to the County taxpayer (Johnson). Unpaid bills occur due to people taken to the hospital and either do not have, or have very poor health insurance. The current process is not fair to anyone, whether one has no health insurance or one who has paid for it. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise referred to as Obamacare, signed into law on March 23, 2010, this requires all Americans to purchase health insurance. The purchase of this care is purchased either individually or through the government market place. The act will lower…show more content…
Romneycare requires everyone to get health insurance through the state market place. Both this law, and the Affordable Care Act require businesses to cover all full-time employees. Also, both laws make dropping an individual due of preexisting conditions illegal. Since 2006 almost 90% of Massachusites are insured, and since 2006 Massachusetts has had surpluses in its budget (Kolesnikova). With this extra money, public service projects were preformed such as restoring the I93 tunnel and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. On a personal level, the law helps individuals and families who are struggling with money. Mary Flynn who has asthma normally paid $60 a month for her inhaler, after her insurance dropped her because of the asthma, she went to apply for RomneyCare. “I felt like they threw me a lifeline,” she said, adding that her inhaler now costs her just $3.50 a month. “It’s the best insurance I’ve ever had” (Kolesnikova). This state law, if properly administered on a federal level, would have similar positive affects nationally. Despite all the benefits The Affordable Care Act gives to people, some people believe this law is socialism, and unlawfully forces people to buy health insurance. In 1935 FDR passed Social Security; his critics called this “creeping socialism”. If Social Security were true socialism, no one would pay into it, and retirees would just collect taxpayers money. The same applies for
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