The ever-so-famous Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has been debated ever since it was passed in March of 2010. While some argue that more people can afford health insurance as a result of the Act, others complain about the creation of new taxes to supplant these costs. Full accord will never be reached with the perspectives of the Affordable Care Act. However, arguments on both sides of the Act should be acknowledged and respected.
Opponents state that Americans who already pay for private health insurance have to hand over more money to the companies. Insurance companies are required to include a broader sphere of benefits to customers. Since more benefits are incorporated into the insurance, consumers must pay even more for benefits that may not even apply to them. The challengers of Obamacare also protest the establishment of new taxes to cover the costs of the Affordable Care Act. New “Medicare” taxes have been created and can cause burdens on families who already pay for private health insurance. Lastly, Obamacare has impacted the workers at large companies. Since businesses must provide health insurance to all full-time employees, they are cutting hours of the workers. This causes the employees to take on part-time hours and makes it difficult for them to have a comfortable living in the current economy.
Obamacare has impacted the workers at large companies. Since businesses must provide health insurance to all full-time employees, they are cutting hours of the workers.
On the other hand, proponents of Obamacare praise that it makes health care available for nearly every American. All Americans should be given medical support and care, even if they cannot afford it. Additionally, insurance companies must give coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions. For example, before the act, insurance companies would refuse coverage to a patient who suffers from cancer or another illness. This is because the diagnosis occurred before the company insured the patient. However, Obamacare makes it possible for these patients to receive health coverage in a time of need and stress.
Every American’s views about the Affordable Care Act should be accepted and recognized. Disadvantages and benefits constitute the bill, so every opinion should be respected. All Americans are entitled to freedom of speech. Thus, before outwardly critiquing people on issues, such as Obamacare, listen to their opinions first.