The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Analysis of Argumentative Articles

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Obamacare The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and generated much controversy as a regard of the effects that people believed it was going to have on the U.S. The media world has gotten actively involved in discussing the act and while some support its principal ideas, others lobby with regard to how it is going to seriously destabilize the health care system. From an act meant to guarantee that more people in the U.S. have access to health care, the Obamacare act has grown into a topic that created a series of disputes and that even emphasized a Republican attempt to shut down the Government in order to block the act. While the act initially seemed to generate very little confusion, it gradually developed into a country-wide dispute with a large segment of the media denouncing its status. Articles like "Republicans argue for extending Obamacare delay", Nick Wing's "A Year After Supreme Court Ruling, Obamacare Is Still Constitutional, Nation Still Hasn't Imploded", and Paul Krugman's "The Obamacare Shock" all discuss about the negative aspects of the act. It seems that a simple Google search generates results that are generally against the act. The first article emphasizes that the act is probable to have a negative effect on job creation, as employers will feel that it is important for them to keep the number of their employees under 50 in order to avoid having to pay health care insurance. Even with

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