The Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act ( Ppaca )

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or, more commonly, Obamacare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law mandates United States citizens to obtain health insurance coverage and businesses of 50 or more full time employees) to provide health insurance to its’ employees. Should you not be covered, a penalty will be imposed. The concept of providing every person in the United States affordable healthcare was groundbreaking, significant, and momentous. However, the implementation of the program had found a number of complications that, to quote the dinosaur from 2007 movie, Meet the Robinsons, “…I’m just not sure how well this plan was thought through.” After the 11,000-page ACA document was passed, the Obamacare press campaign has been very successful in providing only the positive aspects of this historic healthcare program without discussing even the possible negatives. That is to be expected of any Public Relations campaign. In its current state, the downside of this program has a strong impact on the medium to small sized businesses. Companies had to make adjustments in order to accommodate the ACA. The predictions are that the ACA’s impact will negatively affect the U.S. economy. In the end, a plan to help the people who need the help the most, has created some tremendous challenges for them, as well as for U.S. business. According to
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