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Molina 1 English 116 Professor J. Flynn November 06, 2013 To Care or Not to Care: Obamacare For the past years, our country’s health care programs have been asked and petitioned to be improved. President Obama took action into account and decided it was time for our nation to have an affordable and well operated health care program, known as Obamacare. A bill that would allow us to grow and succeed at an affordable cost, but to what expense? Obamacare has severe consequences that will harm our nation’s future and worsen our financial affairs. Americans have to be informed about these negative outcomes Obamacare will bring upon us. There are many factors contributing to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, followed by …show more content…

Many projects will suffer by either being cut down or killed off due to the ACA’s outrageous spending and this is definitely no good for our nation’s fiscal matters (Douthat). Like Booze, Douthat points out that pressures given by Obamacare will lead companies to lay off or cut workers’ hours because it will save them a various amount of money. Even big companies, such as AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar, and Deere are following the same procedures as small companies; they are trying to justify the reason of laying off or cutting down workers’ hours (Douthat). The author claims that the ACA will turn business into ruins as well as the whole nation’s workforce. Douthat identifies and adds on to the consequences the ACA will have upon businesses. He argues that because companies are trying to look for inexpensive ways to not cover their workers, this will only hurt our nation’s budget deficit. Companies are driven to this because it is much more simple and inexpensive to pay to not cover their workers rather than to follow the ACA standards. Finally, the author supports his claim by saying that, “If 50% of people covered by company plans get dumped, federal health care costs will rise by $160 billion a year in 2016, in addition to the $93 billion in subsidies already forecast by the CBO” (Douthat). Molina 4 The New York Times writer, Ross Douthat, recognizes the consequences Obamacare will have on our country. He is

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