The New Health Care Reform

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Lost in the New Health Care Reform The Patients’ Choice Act gives the American people opportunity to choose the health care plan that meets the individual health needs. The Obama administration under the Democratic Party felt the need for a different health care reform, The Affordable Care Act (ACA). To justify this health care reform the Democratic Party implied that the health care crisis in the United States is caused by the uninsured and that everyone had a right to health care. Under the Patients’ Choice Act, the American people retain their freedom whether to have health care or not, however the ACA has a personal mandate that requires individuals to buy or carry health care insurance or face a fine (tax). To fund ACA…show more content…
Ryan believes that the plan would have ensured universal, affordable health care for all Americans, which did not raise taxes or increased government spending. Indeed, the health care crisis in the United States, according to the ACA is caused by the uninsured citizens. The article, A Creeping Catastrophe, stated by the polling firm Lake Research Partners “while 47 million Americans are uninsured, 91 percent of voters in the 2008 election had some form of health insurance” (Armstrong and Wayne 3). While 47 million people sounds like an excessive amount, it essentially equals to 15% of the USA population for that year. The 15% uninsured are the homeless, drug addicts, or have a religious reason that either do not need or care to have health care insurance. Despite the uninsured and unseen these people, do receive free dental and medical care at temporary clinics, such as the clinic that are set up on weekends near Wise, VA (Armstrong and Wayne 1). Despite the Obama Administration, believing that the declined health care is the uninsured, in fact the cause is from poor health in the United States. Our life expectancy for women in 1945 ranked 1st in the world and has decreased now ranking the 20th in 1999 (Battista and McCabe 1). The Decline in health “despite the nation’s wealth-or perhaps because of it-one of the most obese population in the world” (Armstrong and Wayne 2). Obesity induce various health problems that are “preventable
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