Can Obamacare Be Repealed?

Decent Essays
The Research Process for the question: Can Obamacare be repealed? Healthcare has always been a topic of great interest among the American people. Previous attempts have been made to implement a healthcare system that benefits all Americans; however, the mandate of Medicare and Medicaid in the mid-1960s has been the closest resemblance of universal healthcare system. In March of 2010, the President Barak Obama signed the most significant legislation for the U.S. healthcare system, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also known as the Obamacare. This law was introduced to improve the quality and affordability for the health insurance industry. This act would also minimize the insurance rates for the uninsured as well as expand coverage. At the passage…show more content…
Congress has not been able to come up with such a replacement. Because of this fact, can the Obamacare truly be repealed? If the law is repealed, how and with what it is going to be replaced? Now that these questions are established, the research process depends on finding answers that would justify and deliver effective results, versus delusional ideas or empty promises that some politicians have suggested. A secondary source, Wikipedia was utilized to conduct this research because it provides a recompilation of various primary sources through footnotes depicting ways that the government proposes to repeal and replace the Obamacare. The article “Obamacare repeal resolution: Senate Takes Major Step toward Repealing Health Care Law” is a reliable source because it demonstrates that the Republicans have…show more content…
Since early January, the GOP had already discussed the repeal, reform, and replacement of the Obamacare. The bill cannot be repealed until there is a replacement already in place. Another example, in the US News the Guardian, Jessica Glenza and Ben Jacobs reported on March 6, that despite the health advocates’ criticism, the House Representative Paul Ryan said “Working together, this unified Republican government will deliver relief and peace of mind to the millions of Americans suffering under Obamacare” (2017). It seems as if Mr. Ryan is desperately in search of some middle ground among Republicans where they all can agree and vote for the bill to pass. The Democrat Party and its followers have fought hard and loud to save the ACA pointing out the over 20 million people who now have health insurance through the Obamacare. Democrats have also indicated that the new bill would leave the most vulnerable population without healthcare coverage or may have to pay higher rates. Unfortunately, since the Republicans are a majority in the House of Representatives, the ACA may be at risk at being
Get Access