Obama Care Disadvantages

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Nusrath Choudhury PAS -- Oct. 22, 2013 X02611409 On March 2010, President Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA and also nicknamed Obama Care). Its purpose is to reform the health insurance industry and the American health care system as a whole. The law contains over a thousand pages of provisions that give Americans more rights, protections, and expand access to affordable quality health care to tens of millions of uninsured. The legislation also paves the way for pharmacists to demonstrate their value by expanding patient access to pharmacists’ services in hospitals and health systems. In the paragraphs below the key advantages and disadvantages will be discussed in further detail,…show more content…
That's because many people will receive preventive care for the first time in their lives. This could lead to treatment of unknown illnesses, driving up costs. To help pay for this costly plan will require the Medicare payroll tax to increase for those making over $200k a year. Another weakness of the legislation is that it requires every American to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty for not doing so, known as the individual mandate. The prices for coverage will still vary dramatically based on location; which makes if difficult to keep track. Also the mandate to provide health insurance for employee is resulting in many companies are cutting hours of part-time employees to avoid paying for their…show more content…
The Affordable Care Act gives millions of Americans the opportunity to a better and healthier life, allowing pharmacist to play a larger role in that process. References: (JAPHA format) 1.) Obamacare Facts101. Understanding the pros and cons of obamacare. Accessed at http://obamacarefacts101.com/, October 22, 2013 2.) Barrett J. Brunsman. Obamacare to create pharmacy jobs, new UC dean says. Accessed at http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/blog/2013/10/obamacare-to-create-pharmacy-jobs-new.html?page=all, October 22, 2013 3.) Bertha Coombas. Why drugstores stand to gain from obamacare. Accessed http://www.cnbc.com/id/101083690, October 22, 2013 4.) The Stream Multimedia. The pros and cons of the affordable care act [infographic]. Accessed at http://america.aljazeera.com/, October 22, 2013 5) Edward Lamb. What obamacare means for community pharmacists. Accessed at http://pharmacy.about.com/, October

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