On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Healthcare Act into law. It had been estimated that 30 million people would sign up for the new healthcare act. As of April 15, 2015 the actual number of people that have signed up is 11,776,046 which is a far cry from what was predicted. Within the healthcare system all across the United States things are changing. How will the Affordable Healthcare Act impact the healthcare system within the United States? This paper will address what the Affordable Healthcare Act is first and then
Although division is seen between the political parties of the Republicans and Democrats, points exist to where lawmakers agree on the reform of healthcare. Lawmakers do, however, have three major points they agree. These points are the banning of underwriting by private insurance companies, providing federal funding to assistance low income families with securing insurance, and by accessing Medicare’s funding to its full advantage to reduce patients billing (Times Topics, 2009). While lawmakers have managed to agree on some points, by drafting a complete healthcare reform that is ethical. This will call for Congress to agree on a bill that fits President Obama’s views, requiring substantial research and planning.
With President J. Donald Trump been sworn in as the president of the United States, it was obvious that it was only going to be a matter of time before his government started the process of repealing Obamacare. Indeed, during his presidential campaigns, President Donald Trump had made it very clear that he was going to repeal the Act and
“Obamacare”, also official known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Affordable Care Act for short was first approved on March 23, 2010. The Obamacare Act would guarantee to help Americans be able to get ahold of a fair, low-cost quality health insurance and reduce American’s spending on their health issues. Even with such a great plan, there were many flaws and hesitance that went towards enforcing this new health care plan. However, Obamacare has tremendously enhanced opportunities in order to receive healthcare for a vast number of Americans, despite its complications.
While the Affordable Care Act itself was supposed to be a solution to the healthcare issues in current America, many are calling for a solution to the Affordable Care Act due to the fact it isn’t as effective as promised and hoped for. From its inception, as seen by existence of the Supreme Court trial, Republicans have said the solution to the act is to overturn and remove it. Republican candidates running for office at every level of government, from state legislator to President of the United States, has discussed their intent to overturn or work around the Affordable Care Act. While the majority of Republicans agree on a solution, Democrats are split on what is the best solution, if one is even needed, to the current Affordable Care Act. One of the most discussed solutions by Democrats is to build off the success of the
On March 23, 2010 President Barack Obama introduced a new healthcare system because various Congress representatives and Obama believed our country needed a change. This new healthcare system was called the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. It is now 2016, and it is time for more changes. With a new president coming into office, Donald Trump, we can expect changes to Obamacare or an entirely new healthcare system altogether. Obamacare is costing Americans more than it was intended to (Galen Institute). This essay will explain why Obamacare needs to be improved and how to improve this healthcare system. Obamacare has two types of supporters. The first type of supporters believe there is nothing that can be done to make this healthcare system better, while the second type think there should be changes to reinforce this health care system. Opponents believe Obamacare needs to be changed or ended altogether because they claim it is not helping the American citizens. Going forward, Trump should make changes to Obamacare in order to make it stronger instead of scrapping it altogether.
With every new election comes new legislature the 2008 election had to deal with the hot new topic the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA). Then when Barack Obama was elected into office, he wanted it to be changed to Obamacare. Obamacare and the ACA is relatively the same thing. It is referred to as Obamacare because he is the one who signed for it to be passed. Due to the stress that Obamacare has put on the elderly, state businesses and small local business’s think that the United States should discontinue Obamacare during the next administration.
With the recent elections results leading to a republican majority in the house of congress and pending results that point to a republican majority also leading the senate, many wonder the faith of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is known by many. The federal statue which was signed in 2010 by President Barack Obama to create the law has received a great deal of criticism since its inception. This criticism is clearly seen with the many attempts at repealing, revamping, or the tweaks the law has undergone which add up to approximately 54 since the law has passed. With many developed and developing countries possessing a universal health care system for many years prior to the creation of the
On March 23, 2010 former president, Barack Obama, signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and made it a law. As many of us know, there are minimal issues with Obama Care, but the question to be posed would be, ‘are there enough systematic errors for it to be repealed?’ Obama did promise that if you agreed with the plan, you could keep it. Of course, there is always room for improvement, and Obama care is not an obstacle nor a negative force towards anything or anyone. There is no reason the ACA should not be diverted or limited in any way. There are pros and cons to everything, but regarding this situation, it is seen to have more pros. The ACA (Obama Care) has made many alterations since it has been in effect. Due to the inadequate reasoning
In the American House of Representatives, the weeks leading up to March 24 2017 were tense ones. In an attempt to fulfill one of his numerous campaign promises, President Donald J. Trump, worked with the Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, to create and pass a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, informally called Obamacare. This replacement was dubbed the “American Health Care Act” and was first passed through the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. After a passing another vote, the bill was designated to be voted on by the House of Representatives on March 23, 2017, a major decision. The bill was largely opposed, not only from the Democratic party, who is the party in opposition of that which introduced the
Today’s political landscape is more polarized than ever before. The age-old tradition of compromise and “reaching across the aisle” seems to be more and more unlikely. Nonetheless, there has been no issue more polarizing than healthcare. It is a policy that has traditionally created a rift between the Republican and Democratic parties since its inception in the 1960s. With a majority in both Houses of Congress, the Republicans look to overturn Obamacare as their first priority. Congressman Tom Price 's (R-G.A.) 's introduced the Empowering Patients First Act in 2015, legislation that will completely overturn Obamacare. Recently, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) unveiled the first page of the Republican alternative to Obamacare. It is essential
control of both houses of Congress by the Democrats led to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), often referred to as “Obamacare” was signed into law in March 2010 since then, the ACA, or Obamacare, has become a centerpiece of political campaigning” (Manchikanti et al., 2017). The Republicans now being in absolute in control of the presidency and both houses of Congress and are attempting to repeal and replace the ACA. Moreover, the future of the healthcare reform is still uncertain, especially due to the Republican party and by President Donald Trump. Affordable Care Act reform has given insurance coverage about 20 million people, reduced the cost of it, and improved quality of care to all patients. There are several laws of
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, and many other congressional leaders understand fully the cost of throwing those newly insured under the bus, it is not a popular position to fall under. In order to have a bit of approval from the majority of people, President Trump has emphasized that he would keep two popular features of Obamacare, and that is allowing children to stay under their parent’s insurance up to age 26, and to offer insurance to those with pre-existing conditions without higher premiums. The GOP only want the “good” without maintaining what keeps programs like Medicaid to run, and that is the growth of the government to provide the finances.
After one of the most grueling presidential races in American history, the populous candidate Donald Trump has been elected by the American people as our next president. While campaigning, one of the first things that Trump vowed to accomplish in office was to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (donaldjtrump.com). Trump should have no trouble doing this with the support of both the Republican senate and the Republican House. The consequences of what exactly will be done is a constantly argued topic and the phrase “repeal and replace Obamacare” has become a sort of buzzword in the media.
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, concerns have been raised regarding the Republicans’ desire to repeal the Affordable Care Act, informally referred to as Obamacare. The ACA was originally enacted into law in 2010 and has been annually provisioned to expand its ability to not only improve the nation’s access to health care, but also to reform the health care delivery system. Through the ACA, private and public insurance has become more available and affordable, new health care delivery models have improved quality of care, and several workforce policies have made primary care a more desirable profession for medical students.