President Obama wanted to start a plan that made health care available for everyone, which later on created Obamacare. Obamacare is also known as the Affordable Care Act (para 1 and 2). With Obamacare being created everyone is supposed to have healthcare with no exception, Obama made healthcare more affordable for people who can not afford any other health insurance. With Obamacare, everyone will be eligible even those with pre-existing conditions. For the ones who are not fortunate enough and can not afford to pay the plan chosen then assistance will be provided for them. When people are not able to pay for health insurance they are put at the stage of choosing if they want to feel better and buy the medicine or stay sick in order for them to provide what they need to provide for their families at home. Providing the country with Universal Healthcare benefits many people including the government will benefit from this because everyone will be paying to receive coverage at a low cost and they will finally receive the medical attention they have been looking for (para 8). Having healthcare should be considered something we are supposed to be provided with but of course with a certain charge. A reasonable charge that
Obama realizes that a strong nation needed the good health of all people. As a result, President Obama brings the Obamacare health insurance into the marketplaces to reduce the health care costs and to get access to health insurances easier as well. Under the Obamacare, there are no people to be denied coverage for
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. While the act is directed at addressing one of the country's most pressing problems, it generated much controversy as a consequence of the ethical dilemmas that it brings on. The act provides individuals with a wider range of choices and control over their health coverage. It provides a series of benefits such as people getting lower costs on coverage, several important health benefits being covered in the Marketplace, more help in local areas, and pre-existing conditions being covered. However, it also involves a legislation claiming that most people have to have health coverage by 2014, with those who do not have it having to pay a fee.
Obama’s healthcare plan provides affordable health insurance for all US citizens but might affect your private insurance if you already have one. His plan is to help those who are in poverty and mainly those below poverty level. His program ensures that sick people will not be dropped from their insurance and there will be no discrimination whatsoever. This healthcare is aimed to improve the healthcare for those who cannot afford private healthcare or
President Obama’s pledge to pay for the program by taxing the rich, who is anyone that makes more than $1 million a year (which would include President Obama) and will make for “a marketplace that provides choice and competition” (Conniff, 2009). He also proposes that reform is about every American who has ever feared losing their coverage if they become too sick, lose their jobs or even change their jobs. It’s realizing that the biggest force behind our deficit is the growing costs for Medicare and Medicaid programs.”
Universal health care coverage is a dream that the majority of Americans have had for many decades. It seemed that the dream could become a reality with a major effort under the Clinton administration in the mid 1990’s. This effort was spearheaded by the First Lady, Hillary Clinton, and would have established a universal health care system for the entire nation. Unfortunately, after years of work, the effort ended in failure due to trying to modernize and finance universal health care at the same time (Rodwin, 2003). When the current President, Barack Obama, campaigned in 2008, one of his cornerstone promises was to develop a healthcare system that would assure affordable healthcare for all Americans through the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care. With only a slight majority of democrats in the Senate and a large majority of Republicans in the House, this would prove to be an uphill battle (Moore, 2014).
President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, into law on March 23rd 2010. Congress had tried for decades to pass health care reform, beginning with President Franklin Roosevelt. “Following President Obama’s inauguration, he used Democrat control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate to enact health care reform legislation, and granted the federal government control of over 16% of our nations economy” (Taylor 3). The law states that every American citizen is mandated to purchase health insurance. “If you choose not to obtain Health Insurance by January 2014, you will be penalized $95, or 1% of your income-whichever is greater” (Taylor 5). “The penalty rate for non-compliance will
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Presidential Candidate Barak Obama, used national health care reform as a topic of concern during his campaign. Obama made a promise throughout his campaigning that he would ensure that all Americans will have heath care insurance. The reason for the Affordable Care Act movement was the ever increasing cost of health care and insurance premiums. Another reason supported by Young Rock Hong, a PhD student and graduate assistant at the University of Florida, “The purpose of health insurance is to facilitate sufficient access to health care, and to protect individuals as well as family members from the financial burden, especially associated with catastrophic illness” (1). Health care
An Obama ad campaign stated 47 million do not contain healthcare insurance. Obama’s plan solves this problem with a national healthcare system. He will make comparable rates as Americans in Congress. Small businesses will get tax credits to cover 50% of the cost of insuring their employees. Obama will make sure that healthcare insurance work for Americans, and small businesses, not drug companies. The national healthcare system will defiantly change the system for the better.
Since the early days of our nation, our founding fathers wanted change. At the peak of his campaign, Barack Obama promised the change the country had been longing for. He promised health care reform and new benefits, something that had been tried to achieve by numerous presidents after the signing of the New Deal by President Roosevelt. Obama promised change but not the type he wanted. His change came under the name of the Affordable Care Act, a bill that was filled with empty promises. The Affordable Care Act nicknamed “ObamaCare” was supposed to benefit all but instead of helping our nation's citizens, it burdened them. It burdened them with higher taxes, less hours of work, and higher costs for “affordable”
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States of America. During this year, the United States faced a devastating economic recession. The unemployment rate in America was increasing significantly, so President Barack Obama began to analyze the health care system in place for the citizens of the United States. Two years after President Obama’s election a new form of health care was implemented, as stated in Healthcare Reform in America, “The 2010 health reform legislation, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was the outcome of a push by the Obama administration to pass major healthcare reform legislation” (Kronenfeld, Jennie and Michael Kronenfeld 97). The
U.S. health care reform is currently one of the most heavily discussed topics in health discourse and politics. After former President Clinton’s failed attempt at health care reform in the mid-1990s, the Bush administration showed no serious efforts at achieving universal health coverage for the millions of uninsured Americans. With Barack Obama as the current U.S. President, health care reform is once again a top priority. President Obama has made a promise to “provide affordable, comprehensive, and portable health coverage for all Americans…” by the end of his first term (Barackobama.com). The heated debate between the two major political parties over health care reform revolves around how to pay for it and more importantly, whether it
In 2010 President Barack Obama was on his first term as president and the senate was controlled by the democratic party, together they made the most significant transformation to the American healthcare system to date. They enacted the Patient Protection and Affordable Care, which would become universally known as Obamacare. Up until this point in American history, the only two government enacted healthcare reforms were Medicare and Medicaid which provide healthcare insurance to qualifying elderly citizens and low-income families (Dye and Gaddie 650). Citizens could be covered by private insurance companies by either paying for them or being provided health insurance through their employer. However, insurance premiums soared after the financial crisis hit and many employers stopped offering their employees insurance (Obama, whitehouse.gov). According to the
“We will pass reform that lowers cost, promotes choice, and provides coverage that every American can count on. And we will do it this year.” The preceding is a powerful statement from the newly elected President Barak Obama. One of the main aspects of both political campaigns was health care reform. The above quote shows passion and encouragement, but the quotes about health care do not end there. Georgian republican gubernatorial candidate and health care policy maker John Oxendine expressed: “Their proposal would virtually devastate the private healthcare sector in this country along with competition and patient choice, by replacing it with bureaucratic planning and government control. The result of this plan and its one trillion
Context refers to the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement or idea. Particularly in speeches, context can influence the way it’s written, presented and received, it helps to put things into perspective and understand why and how a certain thing was constructed. When Obama won the 2008 presidential elections he delivered a victory speech which was heavily influenced by the context it was produced in. Obama’s speech was written and presented at around the same time, when the Iraq War and the Global Financial Crisis were going on, additionally, he was also the first black president of the United States and had personal context that was reflected in his speech. Likewise, context affected Ronald Reagan when he delivered his speech after the space shuttle disaster, a tragedy in American history. To summarise the event, they had started a teacher’s in space program in which teachers had the opportunity to go on a mission with some astronauts, a woman won the competition and got this opportunity. Unfortunately, 73 seconds in the air, the shuttle exploded, killing the teacher and the other six astronauts. Very soon after this happened, Reagan, who was president at the time, had to address the situation. He made a speech, which was greatly impacted not only by the catastrophic event and the Teachers in Space Program but also by Reagan’s past experiences in WW2 and the Cold War.