The new laws where established to protect consumers against health insurers, so no one would be denied coverage because of an illness such as: Cancer, Aids and other chronic diseases. Author Jed Graham’s article, “Obama Care’s impact on Job loss” (2013), emphasizes how the new health care reform law is causing job loss. According to Graham some law firms, school districts and hospitals throughout the United States are facing tough choices with rising insurance cost under Obama Care. Graham shows the scope of this problem by showing that, according to politicians and economist Affordable Care Acts give businesses and incentive to cut worker’s hours below the 30 hour per-week
The Journey to the White House: Barack Obama Whenever a new president of the United States is elected, history is made. But never has it been made so dramatically as it was on November 4, 2008, when American’s voters chose Barack Obama as our 44th president. With his election into the White House, Obama defeated much apprehension by becoming the first African American president of the nation. So how does a man become the leader of one of the most powerful nations on earth and break all odds along the way? Barack Obama explains with the following quote: “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress” (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors /b/barack_obama_2.html).
Each of them plans to provide for the jobless and make room for many more opportunities of employment. McCain did not support Obama’s plan for homeowners at first, but he has now accepted the idea. Both Obama and McCain voted for the Foreclosure Prevention Fund calling for federal aid to help homeowners who cannot pay their mortgages. Not only will the government try to help citizens in these living situations, they will make an effort to assist them in selling their homes to find a cheaper one to live in (“Obama Hits McCain,” par.
Majority Leader Robert Dole (R, Kan.) has been one of the most vocal proponents of reducing tort settlements. Dole has claimed that legal and insurance costs stemming from malpractice litigation are not only burdensome to health care professionals, but are ultimately passed on to patients. Those costs, Dole says, raise the average American's medical expenses by about $1,200 a year. In 1995, the House passed sweeping legislation that would have limited the overall number of tort lawsuits in the U.S. and placed a $250,000 cap on punitive damages. The legislation was ultimately vetoed by Clinton, who said the law did not adequately protect consumers' rights.
This will certainly raise questions about his promises of bipartisanship and uniting the country. Moreover, the tag of “liberal” holds a certain stigma in American politics which proved detrimental to the campaigns of Democrats like Michael Dukakis and John Kerry. But Obama’s most glaring weakness by far is his inexperience. Critics say that he has only been in the Senate for three years, and has spent two of those years running for president (“Clinton hits Obama with experience TV ad.”). His record is somewhat difficult to scrutinize because it is indeed so brief.
It was marketed towards the citizens of the United States as a tool to “put Americans back to work” without adding “a dime to the deficit”(Epstein, 2013). This legislation is proving to be unsustainable due to it being hard to price on an annual basis (Epstein, 2013). While unemployment rates have been going down, the increase in jobs leans more towards part-time rather than full-time work (Epstein, 2013). This can also be attributed to the change in unemployment benefit laws, which restricted the length of time you can claim
2). These statements of information make a person wonder what the president is signing the US up for. Better healthcare is needed for everyone but at what expense. In a 2010 article “Health Care Bill: What Does It Mean for You?” written by Huma Khan, he states that the healthcare bill runs $938 billion which will be paid through higher taxes for the wealthy and Medicare cuts. In the understanding it means that people will receive health care but it means a higher expense for others.
His statement is letting the people of the United States know that as Speaker of the House, he is dedicated to ensuring that the economy pull through its fragile state without any new taxes that he believes would increase the national debt and create another economic hurdle for the United States to climb. By shedding a negative light on this Health Care Overhaul bill, the GOP is also shedding a negative light on the Obama administration. If the GOP can pass the Health care Overhaul Repeal bill, then they would have shown flaws and weakness in Obama’s domestic policy, thus hurting his chances at re-election. Although this may seem like a smart move by the Republicans, it can potentially back-fire. If the repeal is passed, then the GOP loses its “hot button issue” that can help bring in voters for the
Unlike Democrats, Republicans want to cut back on social security or at least privatize it. In 2004 George W. Bush had vowed to push hard to remake social security. Additionally according to the New York Times Republicans and George W. Bush were worried about social security, however, they made little effort to overhaul this social entitlement Jackie Calmes). They showed very little interest in the future of social security. Instead they George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress paid little political price in the last four years of his presidency for the swing from budget surpluses to deficits.
The Social Security Trust Fund thrives off the baby boomers that were born after World War II. Now, these baby boomers are retiring and they will “throw the budget…out of whack” (Schiller 265). When this happens, there will be fewer workers per retiree and a primary source of government will disappear. We should be worried about this because the treasury will not easily be able to pay back the Social Security Trust Fund. As a result of this, Congress would have to raise taxes as well as make cuts in certain programs and as Schiller says, “none of these options is attractive” (Schiller 265).