Obamacare Is Our Nation 's Current Health Care Act ( Ppaca )

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David C. Santa Maria Mr. Bahlman Government October 3, 2014 Nationalized Health Insurance On March 23, 2010, Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. The Affordable Care Act is also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is widely known as ObamaCare. ObamaCare is our nation’s current Health Care plan. In this essay, I will be going into the new rules which regard health care, why we made health care more affordable, and what makes it so controversial. Many ObamaCare rules are already into effect today. There has been an increase on the rebates of drugs that people receive through medicare. Since the rebates of drugs increase, the cost…show more content…
The purpose of the Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute is for the group to practice and try different ways of treatments to see what works best and what is the best use of our money. ObamaCare also looks after the health of its citizens. ObamaCare has made sure that fast food chain restaurants such as McDonalds shows the amount of calories in every item on their menu. Now that the amount of calories are shown on the menu, people will be able to make healthier choices in the types of food they eat. ObamaCare also creates a high-risk pool for people with conditions that are pre-existing. Essentially, this is a way of getting rid of those conditions. However, people who have these pre-existing conditions and health issues can still attain health insurance. There is an exception though; the people with these health issues and conditions receive their insurance at different rates as opposed to the people without pre-existing conditions. Also, people under the age of 19 are no longer considered to have pre-existing conditions. ObamaCare doesn’t allow insurance companies to discriminate against people due to disabilities. It also doesn’t allow insurance companies to deny insurance to people who have been a victim to domestic abuse in their past. ObamaCare also forbids insurance companies from denying their customers coverage because they have reached a lifetime-limit. Essentially, if a person is paying for health insurance, the
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