Not So Affordable HealthCare Act

Not So Affordable HealthCare Act

´╗┐The Not So Affordable Health Care Act
Jenifer Howard
Introduction into the Sciences
Colorado Technical University

Jenifer Howard
Course Title
24 April 2016

The Not So Affordable Health Care Act
The Affordable Healthcare Act has been devastating to the health of average Americans. Since the Affordable health care act was passed the standard house hold is now paying 18% more of their income per year than they were in 2002 (Alter, 2014). Health care in the United States has done nothing but go downhill sense the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2009. The Affordable care act also known as Obamacare has caused our private healthcare insurance rates to go up and placed no restrictions on doctor cost. Since the ACA was placed into the law the American people have suffered through the struggle of attempting to get health coverage threw a website that was severely flawed, healthcare cost too expensive for the average American to afford, and unregulated medical cost forced on them by monopolizing hospitals.
When HealthCare.gov went public it was expected to help approximately 7 million people to obtain affordable health care. However this did not occur, in the 6 weeks following the launch of the official website only a few thousand had registered. There were several issues that caused only 0.043% of the expected 7 million people to register with HealthCare.gov. One major issue was problems with the website and many peoples lack of knowledge when it comes to computers. The website was really the only option presented to Americans. Many people were unaware that there was also a hotline available for health care enrollment. There were no person to person options available for enrollment. This made it very hard for the elderly to attempt to enroll.
Health insurance cost for the average American has increased since The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2009. The Affordable care act (ACA or Obama Care) was proposed as a solution to so many Americans not having...

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