Obamacare: Affordable Health Care Act
Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act is in effect and makes it possible for anyone to obtain health coverage in the US. This reform was created in order to make health care more affordable, it expands Medicare, Medicaid and creates an Affordable Insurance Exchange for employers, employees and low to middle income Americans. This is all in effort to help the 49.9 million people uninsured in the U.S. so that they are able to buy health insurance provided by the government program. This essay is going to summarize the history of the policy and analyze the pros and cons of the act from two perspectives. Is this new healthcare policy effective, and is this policy consistent to the constitutional framework of federalism (Levin-Waldman, 2012)?
With the reform act still in its beginning stages it is hard to say to what effect it will be. The Affordable Care Act passed through the Supreme Court in 2012 with the Democrats ruling the majority in the White House, and the market place was opened in October 2013. You can find the marketplace at Healthcare.gov. With the Affordable Care Act there comes the promise of affordable care and accessibility, enhanced choice of coverage and care, and supporters suggest it will lower the overall cost of healthcare in the US.
Universal healthcare has been a political issue in America for decades. America now has the highest cost when it comes to healthcare in the world. The government has tried to pass healthcare reform laws in the past and has been unable to due to the lack of political support, our nation’s ideologies and political reasoning. The Democrats are in majority rule now in the White House and were able to pass the law. Republicans, Conservatives and Tea Party members are opposed to the law and are trying to decide how to fund the government policy.
“The Affordable Care Act law addresses far more than coverage, including health system quality and efficiency,...