Obama Care Failure

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The healthcare system in the United States has been slowly staring to fail. Now with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or, as it is otherwise known as, "Obamacare." The United States hopes to build a stable healthcare system that every American can benefit from. President Barrack Obama signed the PPACA in law on March 23, 2013. This act is focused on lessening the number of uninsured Americans and to lower the overall cost of healthcare. It provides mandates, subsidies and tax credits to all employers and individuals in order for the number of coverage rate increases. The PPACA also obligates insurance companies to cover all applicants and of the same healthcare rats no matter of pre-existing conditions or sex. In the United…show more content…
In 2011, the average premiums rose 8% for individual coverage and 9% for family coverage" (qtd. in "Reasons health care costs"). Doctor visits, drugs, health care administration, hospitals, lab tests and medical technology are contribute to rising health care costs. Insurance companies are passing on the burden of payments on to their customers through increasing co-payments, co-insurance and…show more content…
Physicians spend most of their youth striving to become doctors. They start off by being very focused in during their high school years, then they transition on to college/university where they get their undergraduate degree, afterwards they apply and attend medical school. Becoming a physician is not easy task. It takes countless hours of studying, work, and dedication. Because of this reason physicians think they should be compensated fairly for their hard work. Skeptics believe that the PPACA will do little to nothing at all to address this problem. Dr. Kathleen Flynn, a local pediatrician, states that " Healthcare is in a crisis and I think Obamacare will do very little to work out those problems"(Flynn). The PPACA will improve the quality of health care a patient receives and still maintain a fair compensation for the
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