The Affordable Care Act ( Obamacare )

1604 Words Apr 27th, 2016 7 Pages
Ever since Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) into law in 2010, it has been met by criticism from many people from many different ideologies. Although the law held promise for allowing all individuals to afford healthcare and all of its benefits, that is not to say it does not have its downsides. Since passing, both the conservative and democratic parties have found reasons to dislike the law. This essay will include a description of the law itself, criticisms from the two parties, and a personal reading into the Affordable Care Act and the potential it has at actually making a positive impact on the American health care industry. Obama first signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) into law in 2010, and laws will continue to roll out through 2020 in order to fully change the healthcare industry. The law was originally enforced to grant more Americans affordable health insurance, improve the quality of the United States’ health insurance, and better manage the health industry as a whole. As stated on the Obamacare Facts website, “the law aims to increase the quality, availability, and affordability of private and public health insurance to over 44 million uninsured Americans through its many provisions, which include new regulations, taxes, mandates, and subsidies.” That is, Obamacare hopes to increasing the growth of Americans who have affordable health care, as it has previously not been rising sustainably. An important…
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