I agree that the House bill would be best for America. Providing a standard baseline for all states would make them equal. If each state had its own freedom to choose what they wanted than there would be an imbalance between states. With that being said I do believe that the state having a say in the care is extremely important. Each state has a great idea of what is needed and should express that. Health care leaders will be faced with the challenge of managing the decision that is made.
The New York Times printed an article by Robert Pear, which reported that on December 24, 2009, the US senate passed the first bill, which would call for major reform regarding health care in the United States (Pear). The article titled “Senate Passes Health Care Overhaul on Party-Line Vote,” discusses the fact that while this step was a major milestone in the process of providing Americans with affordable heath care, it was not the end of the road. Over the coming months and years there would be a lot of give and take between democrats and republicans to revise the bill to the point where both sides could support it. One of the major points in this reform is that the US government was now going to offer affordable plans including subsidy options which would allow more Americans affordable options which were
Although division is seen between the political parties of the Republicans and Democrats, points exist to where lawmakers agree on the reform of healthcare. Lawmakers do, however, have three major points they agree. These points are the banning of underwriting by private insurance companies, providing federal funding to assistance low income families with securing insurance, and by accessing Medicare’s funding to its full advantage to reduce patients billing (Times Topics, 2009). While lawmakers have managed to agree on some points, by drafting a complete healthcare reform that is ethical. This will call for Congress to agree on a bill that fits President Obama’s views, requiring substantial research and planning.
Radical Change. Most Republicans and wealthy, upper-class Americans would be the stakeholders for this type of change and believe that a more radical or repeal and replace method would be best. This is most likely due to the fact that by repealing the Affordable Care Act, there would be huge tax cuts for the rich (Yglesias, 2017). People also believe that the ACA is overstepping into the lives of ordinary Americans, and that a free market would bring the cost of insurance down for everyone.
Hence, these people will continue suffering when sick and will jeopardize their health that’s lead to death. It is ridiculous, that some of the state’s governors have to opt out because the federal government covers the majority of the health care cost; it’s the taxes that the citizens are paying, regardless of if the state opted in or out the plan. If a governor opts out, it means that he or she will be walking away from billion or millions of money that could have helped the citizens, thus leaving some the citizens without health care. Citizens with incomes that are above the federal poverty line will be eligible for the tax credits from the government for them to get insured, but the people who are below the poverty line would be the state’s responsibility.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also referred to as ObamaCare, is a complex U.S healthcare reform that attempts to expand and improve access to healthcare and decrease spending through taxes and regulations. The main goal of the ACA is to provide more Americans with affordable health insurance. States vary in when and how they implemented the ACA in order to meet the needs of their state in hope to decrease the uninsured population. Every state had the option decide whether to offer healthcare through a state-based or a federal marketplace. Some states sued the federal government questioning whether they even had to right to impose this act. New Mexico and Pennsylvania are just two of the states that have had to figure out a way implement the Affordable Care Act. Each one had to take into consideration several factors including their state population, the demographics of that population, how many uninsured people there were, and the economy of their state. They both had the public plans such as Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) options as well as new federal subsidies that would now be offered depending upon income. Since there is no “one size fits all” health plan each state was challenged to make the best decisions using the tools available to them. This information was then used to formulate a plan that would give the most people access to affordable healthcare in each of these
The Affordable Care Act was put in place by President Obama in 2010, providing Americans access to affordable health insurance. But South Carolina’s governor, the republican Nikki Haley is still rejecting the Medicaid expansion. My paper has detailed information on why Governor Haley and republicans made their decision to opt out of the expansion. Also, alternate approaches to expanding access to care and implementing or reconsidering the state’s decision of opting out of the expansion. Finally, recommendations to the state legislature to convey opting out of Medicaid expansion.
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
In March 2010, one of the most controversial bills in modern history was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expanded the 1965 bill passed under President Johnson that created Medicare and Medicaid (“LBJ Presidential Library,” 2015). While the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it has been dubbed by the media, has many components, the focus here is the expansion of Medicaid. Obamacare sought to expand Medicaid to cover those who earn too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid, but not enough to afford employer-provided health care. These people are said to be in the “coverage gap” (“Obamacare Medicaid expansion,” 2015). While only 32 states have adopted Obamacare, we should advance a policy encouraging the remaining states to expand existing coverage by extending the period of federal government cost-sharing an additional five years. Doing so would give states previously refusing the cost sharing a second chance to opt-in. This expansion would save money for the states from some of the rising cost of healthcare, and fulfill our moral duty to care for uninsured Americans.
While the Affordable Care Act itself was supposed to be a solution to the healthcare issues in current America, many are calling for a solution to the Affordable Care Act due to the fact it isn’t as effective as promised and hoped for. From its inception, as seen by existence of the Supreme Court trial, Republicans have said the solution to the act is to overturn and remove it. Republican candidates running for office at every level of government, from state legislator to President of the United States, has discussed their intent to overturn or work around the Affordable Care Act. While the majority of Republicans agree on a solution, Democrats are split on what is the best solution, if one is even needed, to the current Affordable Care Act. One of the most discussed solutions by Democrats is to build off the success of the
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill draft Thursday, leading to a mixed reaction from lawmakers and outside organizations about the replacement for former President Barack Obama's health care law.
As a Republican governor, John Kasich broke from party leaders to implement and expand the Affordable Care Act in the state of Ohio. Currently, 155,000 people have signed up for the Health Insurance Market Place, and 285,000 have signed up for Medicaid expansion. If Ohioans were fully enrolled, the ACA would extend insurance coverage to 1.5 million people. This health care reform creates new coverage methods including expanding Medicaid to nearly everyone under the age of 65 who qualify up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and providing monthly cost subsidies for people who have incomes up to 400% FPL. This is monumental because of those who were uninsured before, half qualify for Medicaid or Children’s Medicaid and a quarter are eligible for monthly subsidies. In all, 285,000
The Affordable Care Act was created by President Barack Obama and is commonly referred to as “Obamacare.” President Obama is an active member of the Democratic Party. His party status is significant due to the fact most Democrats are in support of the Affordable Care Act. The act has made Medicaid widely used as a healthcare insurance in the United States, however Republican Governor Rick Perry and other conservatives have argued against the Medicaid expansion. In Texas the Affordable Care Act is not accepted by very many people, because the state is dominated by Republicans. Most Republicans oppose ObamaCare for many reasons, for example they believe that expansion is too expensive, reduces a person 's incentive to work, and increases social dysfunction.
The proposed health care reform bill attempts to change issues of public policy and health care management for the poor and uninsured. Many leaders from the Democratic Party are actively engaging in policy-making to fix what Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California) calls a “‘dysfunctional’ health care system” (2009). Currently, the U.S. health care system denies people with pre-existing conditions from receiving care. Another problem with the system is that the health insurance that some employers offer may be so expensive that their employees cannot afford it. Any cuts in Medicaid may mean that physicians have fewer incentives to provide adequate care for the poor. These are some of the many problems that the Affordable Health Choices Act attempts to address. Fiscally conservative political and business groups oppose this measure because they believe that any changes in public policy and health care management might affect them negatively.
The concept of providing basic healthcare services to individuals in need has undergone an agonizing transition, from a luxury once only afforded by the affluent to a basic human right granted to citizens of every economic station, and the recently enacted Affordable Care Act (ACA) was designed to finalize this ethical evolution. Reflecting perhaps the bitter political enmity currently consuming the nation's once cherished democratic process, Republican legislatures in states throughout the union have bristled at the ACA's primary provisions, threatening all manner of procedural protestation as they attempt to delay and derail the bill's eventual implementation. One of the most intriguing aspects of the sprawling, thousand page law, however, has been the stipulation that individual states will be given a choice to either accept federal funding to expand their statewide Medicaid roster, or to forfeit all federal funding for that program in perpetuity. The role of government in monitoring and regulating the healthcare industry has been long debated, and the bitterly contested passage of President Obama's ACA, a law aimed at revising the country's health insurance system through the creating of a federal health insurance exchange to facilitate increased competition among insurers, has rekindled the debate over who holds the ultimate responsibility for regulating the care provided by hospitals, community clinics, and private practices.