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On March 23, 2010, Obamacare, Also Know As The Affordable

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On March 23, 2010, Obamacare, also know as the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Many were hopeful that it would be a positive impact on the American health system. However, as time passed it became apparent that people either loved the new bill or despised it. Therefore, the first thing current United States President Donald Trump did after being sworn into office was issue an executive order to repeal Obamacare. Although the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is meant to improve health care across the nation, it will likely destroy the economy, and leave millions without insurance.

Despite how beneficial Obamacare has been for those who cannot afford health insurance, it has many flaws. Obamacare requires everyone living in
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The individuals likely to opt out of insurance are those who are young and healthy. However, without healthy people paying into the system, insurance companies are forced to raise rates for ill patients in order to make a profit. In this situation, those with long-term health conditions may not be able to afford treatment. For example, a family of four could find a monthly plan for as little as $433 with a $0 deductable, but only if they were to receive regular treatment and medication. A plan like this would not cover treatment like chemotherapy, which can cost over $10,000 for a single course. With Obamacare, families can afford to buy insurance that will cover treatments for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. If Trump succeeds in repealing the ACA it could leave sick patients with no choice but to decide between inevitable death or financial ruin. Obamacare has also helped women and reproductive care immensely. The ACA requires that mammograms, colonoscopies, prenatal care, and birth control be covered. Prior to the ACA only 12 percent of insurance plans offered maternity coverage and women paid approximately $1 billion more than men each year for the same health plans. Reproductive and prenatal care could become unaffordable for many women with the repeal of Obamacare, and on top of that companies could potentially charge women more for coverage or deny them all together.
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