Health Care Act ( Aca ) Or Obamacare

1148 WordsMay 4, 20175 Pages
Healthcare is the United States has had a long and turbulent history. Beginning with Medicare during the Johnson administration to Reagan’s reductions on most government agencies, health care has been a polarizing topic in the modern age of politics. A young senator from Illinois, Barak Obama, ran in the 2008 Democratic primaries with plans to revitalize the United States health care. Eight years later the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, is a trademark of the 44th presidents time in office. Receiving praise and criticism from both sides of the aisle, the topic became a debate topic throughout the election. Throughout President Trump’s campaign he had promised a full repeal and replacement of ACA by his 100th day in office, April…show more content…
Three years later, Obamacare was once again under review. A crucial part of the act is income-based subsidies. These subsidies help make health insurance more affordable and ultimately reduce the number of uninsured Americans. After a 6-3 ruling, the court upheld that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal marketplaces. This final ruling solidified Obamacare for the remainder of the Obama administration. The most notable component of Obamacare came in 2014. Obamacare eliminated pre-existing condition discrimination. A pre-existing condition is a medical condition that started before a person 's health insurance went into effect. Under Obamacare, health insurance companies cannot deny coverage, charge more, or deny treatment based on a previous health status. From 2010 to present, Obamacare has been the law of the land. Since its enactment, the United States has seen clear growth in insured Americans at an affordable cost. The National Health Interview Survey reported that in 2015 a historic low of 9.2% (29.0 million) of Americans were uninsured. This was a sharp decrease from 11.5% (36.0 million) in 2014. In addition to this, from 2014 to 2015, the number of uninsured Americans decreased by
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