Essay about Obama Care: Affordable Care Act

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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ObamaCare) Large populations of Americans are uninsured mainly because of the high cost of insurance. Majority of the uninsured are the low-income working families’. The adults represent a higher percentage of the uninsured than children. Before the law, you could be denied coverage or treatment because you had been sick in the past, be dropped mid-treatment for making a simple mistake on your application, hence, the Affordable Care Act was implemented into law on March 23, 2010 by President Barrack Obama to make sure that every American irrespective of their status will be insured and have full access to proper health care benefits, rights and protection(1). To understand the…show more content…
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ObamaCare) Large populations of Americans are uninsured mainly because of the high cost of insurance. Majority of the uninsured are the low-income working families’. The adults represent a higher percentage of the uninsured than children. Before the law, you could be denied coverage or treatment because you had been sick in the past, be dropped mid-treatment for making a simple mistake on your application, hence, the Affordable Care Act was implemented into law on March 23, 2010 by President Barrack Obama to make sure that every American irrespective of their status will be insured and have full access to proper health care benefits, rights and protection(1). To understand the current healthcare system, we need to understand the history of how healthcare started and evolved in the United States. Brief History of the United States’ Health Care System. In the nineteenth century, the physician-patient relationship was vastly different to what is obtainable presently, doctors didn’t know much about diseases to really provide useful health care tips to the people therefore medical services were not expensive (2). In some cases, mostly in rural areas, physicians were being paid with farm produce and livestock. At the turn of the century, doctors began learning more about diseases with the advent of medical discoveries such as the
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