We have all heard of ObamaCare, but what is ObamaCare?
Obama Care, Obama's Health Care Reform, is the unofficial name for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The ObamaCare bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The bill enacts reforms to provide affordable health insurance to 44 million uninsured Americans and to reduce the growth in health care spending. Like "HillaryCare" in the 90's or "RomneyCare", "ObamaCare" is a simple name for a complex issue. Get more Obamacare Facts on Obama's health care reform.
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The first phase of Obama's health care reform began in 2009 with the Affordable Health Care for America Act and was followed by The Patient Protection Act. which culminated into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010, or for short "Affordable Care Act". After going through several changes the "Affordable Care Act" was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
Another, less talked about part of "ObamaCare" is the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which were signed into law along with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Since ObamaCare was upheld in the supreme court and Barack Obama was sworn into office for a second term ObamaCare health care reform is now the law of the land (abet with some major changes made in the supreme court ruling). Many reforms have already gone into effect and many more will roll out over the next decade.
Obama's healthcare reform is focused on health care funding, reducing the cost of healthcare for Americans, increasing coverage and removing the burden that health care has become on the average American. In the years since it's become a law the Affordable Health Care Act, has already made a big difference in our country.
ObamaCare has done some important thins already such as prohibiting insurance companies from dropping your coverage if you get sick and has been chipping away at discrimination against anyone with a pre-existing condition.
No system is perfect, but Obama Care Health Care Reform aims to reform the American medical system towards the favor of the people and away from the monopoly of the medical industry.
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One of the biggest impacts ObamaCare has is on Medicare and Medicaid.
ObamaCare cut's $716 billion in waste from Medicare and reinvests it back into Medicare and ObamaCare in an effort to improve the care that seniors get. It addresses issues such as closing the Medicare Part D "donut hole" and providing better quality preventive services to seniors. Read More On Obamacare and Medicare and How it affects seniors.
ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion expands Medicaid to 17 million of our nations poorest. However this aspect of healthcare reform is in jeopardy due to the states ability to Opt-out of Medicaid expansion. 16 States have already opted out of Medicaid expansion. Find out more about Obama Care's Expanding Medicaid
Obama Care / The Affordable Care Act, is a national health care reform effort to makes affordable health insurance available to all Americans. Aside from expanding Medicare and Medicaid ObamaCare also implements state and federal Health Insurance Exchanges.
The aim of Obama Care is not to take away things from people or to give handouts to people who don't deserve it. It is only to provide affordable health insurance to all Americans so they can continue in their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness without the American Health Insurance companies or special interests standing in their way.
Under the Affordable Care Act, every legal resident of the United States of America who is not already covered under Medicare or an employer-provided health care plan will be eligible to purchase coverage through An Online Health Care Exchange. The "ObamaCare" Exchanges are Online Marketplaces where low to middle income Americans can shop for regulated health insurance.
Americans will be presented with the choice between affordable and free health care choices and more expensive private health care choices. It will be up to every American to look at the individual needs of themselves and their families and pick the right health care option for them.
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ObamaCare aims to provide complete and comprehensive medical coverage for Americans. Obama's health care reform under the Affordable Care Act is the most significant overhaul to health care industry in decades, covering every aspect of healthcare including mental heath, care for seniors, child health, woman's health and our nations poorest. ObamaCare also provide drug coverage and free preventive care and check ups for children and countless other unprecedented reforms to the American health care system. To find out more ObamaCare Facts check out the Benefits of ObamaCare.