The Affordable Care Act Is The Us Healthcare Reform Law

1389 WordsJun 1, 20166 Pages
What is Obamacare? The affordable Care Act is the US healthcare reform law. The law makes healthcare and health insurance more affordable and move available to more Americans the official name is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 210, but is mostly referred to as Obamacare. This law was signed on March 23, 2010. Originally the ACA was enacted to increase the quality and affordable of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals. There have been several provisions done to the act since 2010. Within my paper I will be discussing the pros and cons of the ACA, changes that are taking place within the act and from the standpoint…show more content…
There are also several cons within the ACA which one is most people that have insurance through the marketplace have very high deductibles. With a person having a high deductibles when they go to the doctor for minor things they are still having to come out of pocket when they went to doctor visits due to the deductibles.. This can turn into a problem for some people due to their finances. Another big issue is being fined if you do not have health insurance. I do not believe that this is fair due to the circumstances of people lives. It is said that the fine will increase over time. I look at it like this there are people that try to apply for Medicaid within their state, and are turned down due to them being over qualified. Than we they go and apply for insurance through the marketplace it is too much so for some people they cannot win within this situation. I believe the government should look at it from all standpoints. Changes: Their several changes that are being made to the Obamacare. This is a very big topic within the United States. One of the things that are set in place is for the price to increase for Obamacare. This is because of a lot of low income-families unexpectedly enrolled in public health care coverage rather than private insurance according to new government reports show. According to recent reports that have been done it shows that the number of low and middle-income people has dropped that is covered with
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