Health Care Controversy: Obamacare

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Health Care Controversy

Obamacare may be one of the most debatable topics at the moment ever since 2010. For those who are still confused on what Obamacare is and how it works is understandable and common amongst Americans. Obamacare is also known as the Affordable Care Act. It can be summed up as a law that ensures every American has access to health insurance that is affordable and within their budget. This is done by offering people discounts on government-sponsored health insurance plans, and by expanding the Medicaid assistance program so they include more people who can’t afford health care. In order for someone to qualify for Obamacare they must have an insurance plan that covers at least ten essential services that pertain
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Beginning this year is when nobody can be denied health insurance because of any previous medical conditions they were denied to before. The law also ended insurance denials that were due to pre-existing conditions. Good news for adult children is that anyone uo tp 26 can continue to get health insurance on their parent’s policies. The law even ends lifetime limits on insurance payouts and health insurers are demanded to at least spend 85% of their premium dollars on health care. However, some people still find Obamacare flawful and rule out the positivity it impacts on people and focus on the negative it causes. The fact that one must at least have an insurance plan that covers 10 minimum essential health care services to have health insurance now or through Obamacare services bugs most. The government also limits patient choice through federal regulation of the insurance market, government interference in the decisions patients make with their doctors, and the rising dependence of government health programs. Some controversy that has arisen due to Obamacare would be the government website crash that occurred on the last day of open enrollment. The technical problems however had nothing to do with the high demand that day. Other issues that have shown up were Republicans see the law as a “job killer” as it imposes too many costs on businesses. Republicans heavily impact the states they are in
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