Essay on The Affordable Healthcare Act

746 Words3 Pages
In 2010, President Obama passed the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obama-care. Obama care it self is over twenty thousand pages long, and it may add six point two trillion dollars to the nation’s deficits. This act was made to allow everyone the opportunity to have health insurance, specially people who can not afford insurance on their own. However, instead of helping people afford health insurance, it forces people to buy insurance that might not be affordable for them based on their income. It also makes employers pay for their employee’s health care. That expense is covered by raising the prices of goods and services.
Obamacare actually has a lot of out-of-pocket expenses as well. If you were to make 24,000 dollars a year,
…show more content…
“Even individuals who are currently insured — and happy with their insurance — will have to switch to insurance that meets the government’s definition of “acceptable insurance.” (Tanner) Also, obamacare will cause a rise in unemployment. “Obamacare will lead more than 2.5 million people to stop working or to work less by 2024.” (Kelly) These people kept their jobs because it was their main source of health insurance and Obama care will now carry that insurance. However, those who need to work because they needed the income to support their families are having their hours cut, because their employers do not have to pay for their health insurance if they are part time employees. “Perverse incentives are causing nightmare scenarios. First, the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week.” (Hoar) Since the employees have less hours they will have less pay along with losing their health benefits. Some of the people who are going to be without a job are the doctors. In the year 2020, the United States will need over ninety thousand doctors to reach the medical demand. Why do they predict a shortage? One reason is that many are planning to retire early because of Obamacare. Another reason is they fear they can not
Get Access