The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Essay

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As humans in a developed society, it is necessary to have the ability to seek medical attention; however, we must also probe how we as a civilization will provide and appropriately finance these services. The United States has taken the approach to subsidize medical services with medical insurance, in conjunction with other programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. This approach, however, leaves many holes whereas many may not be able to afford medical insurance, and therefore may not be able to see the medical attention that they require. The question in focus is not whether people have the right to medical insurance, and subsequently medical care, but how we deliver this necessary priority. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s, (PPACA, ACA), intention was to mend the holes in our current health insurance industry. By requiring larger business to offer their employees’ health insurance, and mandating that individuals purchase health insurance, or face a fine, and allowing children to remain on their parent insurance plan until the age of 26, it decreased the number of those who were lacking medical insurance. While it successfully corrected many of the urgent issues the United States’ health insurance industry faced, it also failed to amend other major dilemmas and created new, pressing issues; the PPACA has led to increased costs, dwindling competition within the health insurance market all while violating the constitution.
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