Health Care Reform Pros And Cons

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Mary Martinez Political Science SOC 215 Professor Saimbert September 6, 2012 Health Care Reform Bill The Healthcare Reform/Affordable Care Act was passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. By a vote of 219 to 212, the House of Representatives passed the health care reform bill. On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold the health care law. The Health Care Reform Act allows individuals, families, and business owners to control their health care. It reduces premium costs for working families and small businesses in particular, by providing billions of dollars in tax relief. It is the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history. It also caps out of pocket…show more content…
Bonus payments will be given to those doctors and hospitals that provide good quality care. | CON: With an increased population of individuals receiving healthcare from the government, there will be longer wait times, and potential decline in the quality of care given by doctors. | PRO: The PPACA tax promotes the general welfare because it makes health care more widely available and affordable. | CON: Congress is requiring that every person purchase health insurance or face penalties. | PRO: The health reform includes the largest health care tax cut in history for middle class families, helping to make insurance much more affordable for millions of families. | | PRO: Tax credits up to 35% are offered to small business to make employee coverage more affordable. | | PRO: Bans health plans from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. | | PRO: Restricts new plans’ use of annual limits to ensure access to needed care. |…show more content…
The fundamental goals of the Healthcare Reform Act are to maintain and improve health and well-being, to encourage the efficient use of limited resources, and to make basic health coverage universal. By extending access to health care, assuring quality of care, containing health care costs, and financing reform - I believe eventually the Republicans will grow to like the legislation once they start to see the

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