The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act Essay

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The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act has been a talked about issue since it was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010 and passed by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. In between that time people with Medicare could get key preventive services for free and a 50% discount on name brand medication. The Accountable Care Organizations along with other programs helped providers receive better care. But how effective has it been to our healthcare system. There has been a lot of different opinions about how much it has actually worked and how much of an influence it has. Obamacare has impacted the healthcare system in both a positive and negative way but the question is which is more significant. Is the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, helping or hurting our healthcare system? The Affordable Care Act purpose is to make healthcare available to everyone by making it easy and affordable to obtain. The healthcare reform is to end the for-profit healthcare system and to ‘fix’ the issues within the three trillion dollar industry. It has allowed for no more lifetime dollar limits on coverage. The prices for healthcare have risen at the slowest rates in fifty years. ACA expands the availability, quality and affordability through regulations, subsidies, taxes, and customer protections with insurance exchanges along with other reforms, according to healthcare.gov. ACA so far has helped 9.9 million Americans receive new healthcare insurance and more than four percent
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