This current debate whether Planned Parenthood should be funded by the Federal Government is a hot issue in the current election. It has become, not only a nationwide issue, but also worldwide where people from all around the world are able to put in their input on the argument. There are many people who
Women have been using birth control methods for over thousands of years. Today, we have various effective birth control methods available to woman. Such as the pill, patch, shot, or IUD. Birth control is a safe way to prevent pregnancy. You can purchase birth control at your doctor’s office, planned parenthood, a clinic, or a public health care provider. They will first discuss your medical history with you, then check your blood pressure and finally you will discuss which birth control method is right for you, and they will send you on your way with your prescription. Birth control can be purchased at your local drugstore and costs up to 50 dollars. In a lot of cases though, young girls and even older women cannot afford or access these types of birth control. There are concerns about being unemployed which results in no income coming in for birth control, lack of health insurance the woman may have and whether or not the woman can afford having a child, even more during an economic crisis. By having women’s birth control free it will not only decrease the chances of abortion, help women financially , help with women’s menstrual cycle, and also by lowering the teen pregnancy rate, and having them have the power to decide when they want to have children. Many people can argue that the government shouldn’t have to provide another free service and that the cost
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. While the act is directed at addressing one of the country's most pressing problems, it generated much controversy as a consequence of the ethical dilemmas that it brings on. The act provides individuals with a wider range of choices and control over their health coverage. It provides a series of benefits such as people getting lower costs on coverage, several important health benefits being covered in the Marketplace, more help in local areas, and pre-existing conditions being covered. However, it also involves a legislation claiming that most people have to have health coverage by 2014, with those who do not have it having to pay a fee.
Birth control has been a controversial topic since the 1960’s, when the pill arose on the scene and gained popularity. Men and women of certain religious faiths have sought to prevent other women from using birth control. However, most women want to be able to choose when the time is right for them to have a child. This is why birth control is essential, because it allows women and couples in general the freedom to choose and plan their families. In many cases the need to control women by controlling their access to birth control goes all the way to the federal government. The federal government determines what types of birth control are allowed on the market and who has access to them. Some Presidential administrations look more kindly
Obamacare expands Medicaid and created a Health Insurance Marketplace, a universal way to sign up for subsidized health care plans. It makes it easier for low income families to receive benefits from Medicaid and other unsubsidized loans. Over half of uninsured Americans can get free or low cost health insurance, and some can get help on out-of-pocket costs using their state’s Health Insurance Marketplace. Through the Marketplace, though, you can only get certain plans from certain providers, as many of them are unwilling to provide subsidized loans. Protections from Obamacare also ensure that you can’t be dropped from … or denied coverage or treatment for
The state of Texas has pulled its Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, leaving poor residents with few options for affordable healthcare. Medicaid, a program focused on helping low-income families and individuals receive healthcare, has always been jointly operated by the state and the federal government. But to who this program would be eligible for is entirely up to the state. More conservative states, like Texas for example, strictly reserve Medicaid for only the most severe cases of poverty-stricken families, leaving a large portion of low-income residents uninsured. The Affordable Care Act, a federally mandated reform of Medicaid introduced by President Obama, would provide healthcare for many American citizens in need. Despite being
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” completely changed the American healthcare system. The purpose of the bill was to lower the cost of healthcare, improve health outcomes, and lower the national uninsured rate. To lower the cost of healthcare, the bill provides federal subsidies for government-sponsored healthcare plans to any person or family whose income is between one and four times the federal poverty level and is not covered by their employer, Medicaid, or Medicare (Neporent). In addition, the bill allows children to stay on their parents’ insurance plans until they are 26. Previously, children could only be on their parents’ plans until age 19 ("Is the Affordable Care Act Working?").
Of the number of women who obtain contraception care at clinics, more than one-third of them use Planned Parenthood (Marcus). With the removal of these services, there would be a drastic increase in the number of unplanned pregnancies. Each year, Planned Parenthood prevents an estimated 516,000 unexpected pregnancies (Strickland). Not only would the number of unplanned pregnancies increase, but the awareness of sexual education would decrease, as Planned Parenthood provides sex education to 1.5 million people each year (Strickland). While it is easy to assume that women would be able to get access elsewhere, it is simply not feasible. The magnitude at which Planned Parenthood extends its services would not easily be matched. The inability to provide contraception to the women who would go unprovided would create a detrimental problem in the government that is trying to defund the
Birth control is utilized by a large portion of sexually active women in the United States (Planned Parenthood). Its benefits are innumerable. The uses of birth control spread through a wide variety of domains, from the prevention of diseases, to the treatment of disorders ranging from anemia to endometriosis. It can be used in conjunction with condoms in order to assure effectiveness and, as a whole, allows women to take control of certain aspects of their futures. Birth control is a fundamental aspect of many women’s lives and yet it remains a point of
On September 17, 2009, President Barack Obama proposed a new plan for healthcare, known as the Affordable Care Act, and on March 23, 2010, the new plan was signed into law, making health insurance a requirement (United States Department of Health and Human Services). The Affordable Care Act was proposed with the intent to lower the costs of health care, making it more available to everyone. The law also aims to improve coverage and prohibit insurance companies from dropping customers or denying coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions. The Affordable Care Act requires almost every U.S. citizen to either seek coverage or pay a fine. The law expands Medicaid in an effort to help the uninsured become insured as well. At first,
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as “Obamacare,” was signed into law March 23, 2010, by President Barrack Obama and has been at the center of highly and critical debate in healthcare coverage since than. The Affordable Care Act (AAC) purpose is intended to provide a large majority of uninsured Americans including those with insurance with reasonable and fair health care coverage that is affordable, adequate and accessible to high quality treatment and services. Although the AAC is not favored and embraced by all Americans, it has made tremendous efforts throughout the years to bridge those differences and make one of President Obama’s biggest achievements of his presidency a success by millions of uninsured Americans.
The article “Republicans Aim to End Birth Control Benefit in Last-Minute Obamacare Repeal Push (Update)” supports Cohens article and idea. Cohen repeats the same idea in the article, that opponents of birth control have a possibility of changing the easy accessibility of birth control. Christine Grimaldi includes insights from Janel George, the director of federal rights and health, “Unfortunately, it would return us to a time where a woman’s access to birth control or her access to the coverage she needs would depend upon her zip code, George said in a phone interview” (Grimaldi, par.11). “Republicans Aim to End Birth Control Benefit in Last-Minute Obamacare Repeal Push (Update)” shows the credibility of
Debates are ongoing in the United States as more laws and restrictions are implemented on reproductive care. In 2014 there was a heated debate on whether there should be a mandated coverage for birth control on health insurance plans. According to a survey by the University of Michigan Health System, 69% of adults in the United States support this requirement in health insurance plans and the people who oppose this requirement is less than 10%. There have been other laws made by states recently that are affecting birth control and abortions. For example, a regulation implemented by the Iowa Board of Medicine requires a physician to be physically present when providing a medication abortion; therefore, affecting patients that live in rural area and can not go to the clinics. Such laws on reproductive health care, specifically birth control and abortions, are affecting the access and choices women have. Laws are created to protect rights and choices; therefore, these laws should be created with the intention of protecting women’s rights and choices not hindering them.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly called Obama care, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Together with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, it represents the most significant government expansion and regulatory overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. Guaranteed issue will require policies to be issued regardless of any medical condition, and partial community rating will require insurers to offer the same premium to all applicants of the same age and geographical location without regard to gender or most pre-existing conditions. It requires that all individuals not covered by an employer sponsored health plan, Medicaid, Medicare or other public insurance programs, secure an approved private-insurance policy or pay a penalty. According to this system, a child would stay under their parents insurance until they turn twenty-six. The non-participating employers/ citizens, health
Health care and what people are legally allowed to do with their bodies have created controversy galore throughout history. A particular point of debate is the topic of birth control and the government. A dangerous couple, it raises the question of who should have control over contraceptive laws and what controls involving them should be put in place? Currently, under the Obama Administration, the Affordable Care Act and “Obamacare” have been created. One of the sections of this new plan creates a mandate which requires private businesses to provide insurance that covers birth control costs. The government should not be able to force businesses, and therefore the American people, to pay for birth control via health insurance because it