Purpose of the Policy or Program: ObamaCare, or also known as the Affortable Care Act, is a primarily known United States healthcare reform law that expands and truly aims to improve access to care and spending through the economies regulations and taxes for the countries citizens. The primary and main focus of the Affortable Care Act is to provide assistance for more and more Americans with access to adequate, good, and affordable health insurance, this is where improving the quality not quantity of health care is aimed by the health insurance, and reducing the health care spending within the United States of America. So known, to many Americans, there is a crisis, or even we can say it’s an epidemic in a way where many Americans are
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. This law puts in place widespread health insurance reforms that expanded out over the last 4 years and continues to change the lives of many Americans today. Health care reform has been an extensively debated topic for multiple years, and the ACA is the first effective attempt at passing a law aiming to make health care not only affordable, but accessible for all individuals. The law impacts many Americans including, children, employers, government programs which includes federal and state, health plans and private insurers, health care coverage, health care cost, and the quality of care received. The main goal of the law is to expand health care coverage, broaden Medicaid eligibility, minimize and regulate health care cost, and improve the health care delivery system. In order to improve the health care delivery there have been new consumer protections established and an increase access to affordable care.
There were ten amendments added to the Constitution that provide citizens with unalienable rights, such as the right to bear arms, remain silent so as not to incriminate oneself in court, to defend against search and seizure, among several others. This paper will focus on the First Amendment:
Notwithstanding the view of the opponents that imposing the Bill is about the rule of law and law enforcement, there is no rule of law where deprivation of citizens’ rights and protection from both the state and federal government is not guaranteed. Additionally, how can the state claim to offer protection through measures of deprivation of rights and stripping off some their right to security enumerated in the Constitution?
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.
Health care has been a controversial topic of discussion for all Americans since it was put in effect many years ago. Currently the biggest debate of Healthcare up to date is Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a Health care Reform that is a governmental attempt to make basic health care easily obtainable. However, there are no benefits without cost in situations like this, and upon that are different viewpoints on the subject thus creating political debates discussing if it is ethically correct. The overall goal that Obamacare hopes to accomplish is that through specific changes through insurance companies, industry standards, and patient guarantees a healthier America will be produced. Obamacare has its ups and downs for both the generally agreeing democratic viewpoints and the opposing republican side. Both viewpoints have their own beliefs about how Health care works and Obamacare is somewhat in between on this. Most arguments on Obamacare deal with Medicaid being constitutional and if Obamacare truly reduces the total cost of health care for individuals and in the government.
“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.
In today’s day and age, American households can all agree that health insurance is not a luxury, but a necessity. Without it, costs of emergency room visits and prescription medicines can be financially devastating. However, in the past many families and individuals have taken the risk of not being insured due to the high cost of the insurance itself. To attempt to reform this unfair system, the Obama administration signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010. The law, coined “Obamacare,” has received much opposition due to its expansion government programs and increase in spending. It brings to question how much the government should be involved in an area that for the majority of America’s history, has been
The new health care reform law in America, Obamacare, increases the quality, availability, and affordability of private and public health insurance to 44 million uninsured. It also is working to curb the growth in healthcare spending in the U.S. which has been rising at an unsustainable rate. Obamacare was passed in the senate on December 24, 2009, and passed in the house on March 21, 2010. It was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010, and upheld in the supreme court on June 28, 2012. The concept behind Obamacare was the individual mandate, which requires that most Americans obtain health insurance by the end of 2014 or they will have to pay a tax penalty. This concept was first brought about by The Heritage Foundation as an alternative for the single-payer initiative, “Medicare”. This reform wasn’t proposed or expanded until it was implemented in Massachusetts by Governor Romney. During the 2008 elections, healthcare was a booming subject for the Democratic party.
Obamacare, also known as “The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” or ACA, was enacted in 2010 under the Barack Obama administration. The Affordable Care Act does five main things: it enacts insurance market reforms, establishes an employer mandate, creates new federal and state health insurance exchanges, institutes an individual mandate, and expands Medicaid eligibility. This historical piece of legislation was met with much confrontation, forcing the Obama administration to cut deals and negotiate terms with opposing parties in order to get the act passed. The Affordable Care Act works, and its success is evident in the data. The number of uninsured Americans has decreased from 18% in 2013, just before the Affordable Care Act was
Since the law was signed in 2010, the Affordable Care Act is a working progress, it continues to changes to help improve individual’s needs. When the Marketplace, first launch there were some technical difficulties. The marketplace website was created so consumers can shop for affordable insurances that meets their needs. Now, despite some of the difficulties and the negativity from the media, the Affordable Care Act has many constructive effects. Obama care created the patient’s bill of rights. What many Americans fail to realize is, why many individuals were without health insurance. Before the law was created, insurances were more like a business. They would drop people without notice, raise premiums rates, or simply deny
Health is the most important thing one can have. Without good health, people cannot continue living. Thus, Congress drafted a bill called Affordable Care Act, or commonly known as Obamacare, on March 23, 2010. This new healthcare reform strategize to increase affordable healthcare insurance and lower the costs of healthcare for citizens. One important aspect of the bill is that it demand all insurance companies to cover every client despite his or her pre-existing conditions. The motto for this reform is “quality over quantity,” which means the government want to shift healthcare from higher price to higher benefits. The primary goal of the bill is to lower future government spending (Pear, Robert).
In March 2013, President Barack Obama signed a federal statue into law that would change the way Americans receive healthcare. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as the Affordable Care Act, and sometimes called Obamacare is the most significant revision of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid back in 1965. The main function of the Affordable Care Act is to improve hospitals’ and physicians’ practices financially, technologically, and clinically so the health outcomes and lower costs. Americans are split, as they are with most political issues, on whether or not the act is a viable solution to our healthcare problem. Even though it has had its problems such as a faulty website and being thought of as too complicated and expensive for the American government to take on, I believe the Affordable Care Act is a good solution for the healthcare problems in our country.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA of 2010) was the first time the U.S. government had addressed the issue of providing insurance to all Americans in a significant way (Shi & Singh, 2013). President Barack Obama signed the ACA of 2010 into law on March 23, 2010. Since then the comprehensive reforms that the law provides, has been rolled out in stages throughout the years following. Some of these changes included, in 2010 a new Patient’s Bill of Rights went into effect, 2011 brought free preventative care services, 2012 introduced a Value-Based Purchasing program to hospitals, in 2013 open enrollment began for the health insurance market place, and 2014 will be the first tax year that individual that choose not to get health insurance will pay tax penalties for doing so. These changes and the many others detailed in the ACA of 2010 aim to provide more access to health care, bring new consumer protections, improve quality and lower health care costs (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, n.d.).
Through the years people in the Unites States have struggle with issues dealing with having health coverage. In March 2014 Obama care also known as Affordable Care Act was sign into law making it possible for the lower and middle class to be able to afford health insurance. The affordable care act was in congress from 2009 to 2010.With the act been pass it made it easier for the people to qualify and get help and pay so little with no extra cost. Even thought the insurance is not free it is now affordable for people so now people have a wider range of coverage options. With the affordable care act been pass they are hoping with the affordable screening and preventive services they can be more proactive with people’s healthcare and delay