The Affordable Care Act ( Aca ) Essay

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This paper will endeavor to examine The Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare. Initially the paper will explore the first try at a single payer system in the United States by President Bill Clinton and swiftly move to the contemporary system of the Affordable Care Act, with some interesting data that supports the policy, explore how hospitals and families are impacted as well. People deceive, data does not lie. Prior to The ACA, the United States was primarily composed of a private health care system. This meant that employers, families or individuals would buy health insurance through private insurance companies. There were also Medicare and Medicaid government insurance programs for qualifying individuals. (Bradey, 2016) Typically the Medicare program is reserved for those individuals who have reached retirement age and Medicaid is for the poor. There are exceptions to each of the programs that this paper will not explore. Supporters of the private system argue that the private health care system creates profit, promotes creativity, motivates physicians and leads to an increasingly efficient health care system. Bradey points out that critic argue that private healthcare experienced rising premiums, conditions that were not covered and individuals who were turned away by insurance companies.
These concerns prompted healthcare reform and has been in debate for a number of years. In 1993, President Bill Clinton attempted to a create single payer

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