The Tax Penalty Under The Affordable Care Act

1652 Words Nov 17th, 2014 7 Pages
Bentley Lee By March 31, 2014, over 4 million (of uninsured) American were forced to sign up and pay for health insurance in order to avoid a tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If people don’t have health coverage, on next year’s tax return, they will have to pay $95 or one percent of their income. There is also a penalty of $47.50 for every uninsured child under the age of 18 with a maximum penalty of $285 per family, and the amount annually increases (Healthcare, 2013). This penalty is intended to ensure that every Americans have health coverage.
While the patient protection and ACA promises to provide affordable treatment to the patients, how this promise can be achieved and how to ameliorate the problems in current health system remain impenetrable. However, the result of ACA seems to be rather unequivocal under closer scrutiny of clauses and effects of those clauses. ACA certainly does not help with a problem that comes from a lack of available treatments for the people. The problem also lies in the fact that not all of people support this act and receive benefit, so in its essence, ACA does not even appropriately serve its purpose.
ACC affects on how medicine is practice, financial planning for doctors and patients, and patient’s health welfare, which will be further discussed, and for these reasons, ACA should be rectified or the enactment of the ACA should be reversed.

ACA is capable of altering how medicine is practiced. Numerated with a…
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