Hca 305 Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act Research Paper

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The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 Anita Glen HCA 305 Professor Tara Student February 24, 2014 For years I have wonder what are people going to do about health insurance when they get ill and need to be hospitalized and need a special kind of medicine that will help them stay well or alive. These are people that are afraid to go to the doctor because they don’t want the expense of having to pay for an outrageous medical bill. Or the fact that they simply cannot afford the medicine that the doctor prescribe because the cost of medicine is so expensive. Because I and many others have this thought I think that is why we should all support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The PPACA places reasonable…show more content…
Any smart consumer could now avoid purchasing health insurance until they became sick, and would then be guaranteed low premiums despite their illness. To solve this problem, the PPACA enacted the controversial “individual mandate” or, as it is officially named, the shared responsibility requirement. This so-called “mandate” does not force anyone to purchase health insurance. It simply imposes a tax penalty, which is far smaller than most insurance premiums, on those who do not purchase insurance despite having the financial means to do so. It is not, by any means, a clause that I expect anyone to truly enjoy and love. It is, however, a necessary evil in order for the PPACA to function properly and provide the protections and affordable insurance that gives it its…show more content…
By protecting and reinstating the inalienable right to pursue a happy, healthy life, this law serves as a guide for how healthcare should be managed. The goal is not wealth, but health. The goal is not to find clever loopholes and clauses that protect insurance companies, but to simplify plans into something everyone can understand and purchase, using what is now a standard in medical treatment: informed consent. Affordable healthcare is something we should all come to expect, just as we should expect the right to petition or the right to bear arms. Use your right to vote to protect this law by electing representatives who support

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