The Not So Caring And Not Well Affordable Care Act

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Logan Baumer Mrs. Meyers Advanced English II 2nd Period 28 January 2015 The Not-So-Caring and Not-So-Affordable Care Act On March 23, 2010, president Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and seven days later, the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act. Both of these laws combine into what is known as Obamacare. Prior to and after the two laws were passed, the president made promises while campaigning the bill to congress and US citizens. These include, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan”; “If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor.” “we’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.” “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” “My plan won’t add a single dime to the deficit.” “I will protect Medicare.” (Heritage Foundation) All of these promises sound too good to be true, that’s because they are, it turns out that all of the above promises are actually broken ones. Many citizens have not been able to keep their plans; premiums have gone up, not down for many people; middle class citizens will be affected by tax increases; the Affordable Care Act will add 6 trillion dollars to the deficit over the next 75 years according to a Government Accountably Office report; lastly Obamacare cuts Medicare by over 700 billion dollars. All of these broken promises and more show that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care

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