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Should a doctor have to deny their patient health care because they do not have health insurance? Before the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as Obamacare, numerous doctors turned down care for their patients. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is part of the Democratic Congress and President Barack Obama’s effort to reform the American health care system, provide health insurance to millions of uninsured Americans and lower costs associated with health care ("Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act."). Many have argued that Obamacare is a socialist government takeover of the health care system, however Obamacare is a landmark legislation that reforms the U.S. health care system. The right to health care is displayed in the founding documents of the United States. The Declaration of Independence states that all citizens have “unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of…show more content…
Furthermore, adversaries complain that the complexity of Obamacare’s employer mandate have forced small businesses to cut hours, wages and jobs ("Obamacare."). In California, over seventy percent of the 104,000 physicians are refusing to participate in Obamacare, [because] practices stand to lose millions of dollars under the state’s bargain basement insurances rates. (Crocker 97) “Although, some economists believe the high costs of employee health insurance place US companies at a "competitive disadvantage in the international marketplace," according to the Business Coalition for Single-Payer Healthcare, a right to healthcare under a single-payer-system could reduce employer labor costs by 10-12%” (“Obamacare.”). In addition, the law reduces health care costs by rewarding doctors, hospitals and other providers that deliver high quality care and making investments to fund research
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