Background One of the major platforms for Barack Obama when he first ran for president in 2008 was healthcare reform. Obama’s approach for fixing the healthcare system was to provide universal coverage by expanding the system that had been in place of using both private and public group insurance, while adding consumer protections and income-based subsidies (Collins, S., Nicholson, J., Rustgi, S., & Davis, K., 2008). Obama believed that expanding coverage at an affordable cost, which included increasing eligibility to government programs such as Medicaid, would make things better for everyone.
An Obama ad campaign stated 47 million do not contain healthcare insurance. Obama’s plan solves this problem with a national healthcare system. He will make comparable rates as Americans in Congress. Small businesses will get tax credits to cover 50% of the cost of insuring their employees. Obama will make sure that healthcare insurance work for Americans, and small businesses, not drug companies. The national healthcare system will defiantly change the system for the better.
It is amazing how one person’s hour long speech can change so many American views over our health care system. In 2008, Obama states that an average of 700,000 jobs were being lost per month (Obama). That means almost a million Americans were without a job! Obama later states in his speech that we are “the only advanced democracy on Earth that allows such hardship for millions of its people” (Obama). That statement is very true especially when it comes to health care issues. If Obama’s predicted outcome of his health care reform carries through, then millions of Americans will be greatly benefited.
The countless substantial reforms that President Obama has done simply cannot all fit into this paper; however, I will mention some of the most important things he has done over his eight years of presidency. With the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010, President Obama made health care more accessible and cut the rate of uninsured Americans in nearly half. He also lowered unemployment rate from 10 percent to only 4.6 percent by adding almost fifteen and a half million jobs in six years. One of the most important things he has done for college students is
Obama realizes that a strong nation needed the good health of all people. As a result, President Obama brings the Obamacare health insurance into the marketplaces to reduce the health care costs and to get access to health insurances easier as well. Under the Obamacare, there are no people to be denied coverage for
Barack Obama was elected on November 4, 2008 to be the president of the United States. As he is the president, he implied many new suggestions in the United States, for example, the Affordable Care Act or The Patient Protection also known as Obamacare. The health care reform also known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or simply Obamacare became one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the United States since the mid-1960’s.1 This is the first attempt to reform the U.S. Health Care system of the United States since the 1960s, when the President Johnson created public Medicare and Medicaid, to help pensioners and the poor. The current reform was attempted back in 1993, however, unsuccessfully by Clinton’s
The Obama Care bill also Known as the patient protect and Affordable Care Act was established on March 21, 2010. The Affordable healthcare Act also known as Obama Care has helped over a billion people gain access to health. In 2010 it shows that 50 million people in America did not have insurance, it also shows that 48.6 million people had decreased, and then it increased in 2012. In 2010, before the Healthcare Act was signed Obama noticed some of the small issues that were going on in healthcare systems. Obama seen that some of the insurance Companies had some unjustified rates for their healthcare plan. He observed how some of the prices for healthcare were controlled by hospitals and private doctors. The way that the healthcare system used to work was that the people that could afford the healthcare plans were able to get them. The People that were unable to get healthcare insurance like through their job or a private practice had to rely on getting Medicaid and Medicare was only for disable people or elderly people. The Affordable healthcare Act was placed to help people throughout the U.S. receive insurance even if they don’t qualify with their employer or private healthcare insurance. What many people do not know is that the new affordable care act offers many great benefits. Such as great benefits for women’s health, Birth control, people with preexisting conditions have great benefits, etc. Having this Affordable Act care will bring great benefits to our future and
Obamacare: The Great Debate The Obama Presidency is known for many things: two wars, economy crashes, government shutdowns and, yes, the infamous Obamacare. Throughout the last six years, President Obama’s agenda was set towards passing a major healthcare reform bill: The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. Passed on March 23, 2010 under considerable opposition, ACA is widely considered to be the landmark achievement of Obama’s presidency, and his hopeful legacy for historians long afterward. The law has since survived multiple challenges regarding its legality, but its impact on the intended (original) goal of reducing medical costs is still unclear. Affordable healthcare for all
His overall tone is optimistic because “Obamacare” performs a moral and civic duty that we all must fulfill. He strongly feels that there is a need to provide coverage for any and all people: “I’m in favor of universal coverage as a communitarian proposition: It is a social responsibility that we have --” a clear example of his tone towards the audience, supporting the idea of universal health coverage.
David Farmer ENGL 1010-04 Dr. Hale April 29, 2011 Obamacare: The Real Threat to America President Barack Obama has been written into the history books for becoming the first African American president of the United States. The president plans on changing history again by bringing universal health care into the United States, which has won him much popularity among Democratic voters. President Obama’s speeches are adored by his fans but raise many red flags for the majority of America. Major concerns Americans have with President Obama’s two proposed health-care bills are that health-care options will no longer be available, the real cost of Obamacare, and small businesses. As many Americans believe Presidents Obama’s health-care plan
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare would be very beneficial for the economy and health reform if it was repealed. Many statistics and studies have been done to show the issues and concerns that have risen from the act. Where is the money coming from
Obama care is the result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in to law by President Barrack Obama in March of 2010. The act reconstructs how coverage is provided and delivered to Americans. Now the question is whether Obama care is beneficial to the U.S economy or not. Those in favor of Obama care would argue that a larger amount of Americans are now insured. The opposing side would disagree and say health insurance in America is ineffective in providing affordable health care, in comparison to other developed countries. Most Individuals with private health insurance plans were ended by their insurance companies, reason being their plan does not meet Obama’s ten essential health benefits. Americans as a result were unhappy and had a lot of bad to say about Obama care; however this could actually be a good thing in disguise if you really understand what Obama’s ten essential health benefits refer to.
He also explained why he was unable to do everything from in 2010. This explains why the donkey is saying "roll it out!!" And the elephant is saying "roll it back", while they're pushing the huge ,round, blue pill back and forth. The pill has a phrase on it that says "Obama care", which represents the patient protection affordable care act new policies that was supposed to be rolled out in less than a month. The Caucasian male beneath the pill represents the Americans, and the legal residents of America who are being affected by every decisions that the republicans and democrats
Obama promised change, then he took on one of Washington's toughest issues; Universal healthcare reform.Obama said that he wanted to be the generation that says, "universal health care in America, we can do that!" He spoke no less than remaking America, but in the end were they just pretty words?
Initially, when I first registered to enroll for this online Speech class, I did not know what to expect. I thought that we would only meet in order to present the required speeches and then I thought that we would have a virtual classroom to give speeches were we were all online at once. Now I know that both of my guesses were wrong. For our speeches, we either record them online and invite classmates as audience members to watch, or have a live audience of family and/or friends that record you giving your speech in your living room or somewhere similar. When I found out that these were the ways I would be giving my speeches, I was so surprised. When I am speaking in front of a live audience in a classroom, I get so nervous, so I thought that this method of giving presentations might be less anxious for me.