The Affordable Care Act

This week the supreme court is hearing arguments meant to repeal President Obama’s landmark health care bill. Research this topic and post a response explaining exactly what the issue is with this law, who wants to repeal it, and why. Also, explain in detail what this law will potentially do to health care in this country (be specific, do not be vague).

2-300 words

Due Friday by midnight.

Published in: Uncategorized on March 26, 2012 at12:28 pm Comments (16)


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  1. on March 27, 2012 at 8:19 pmTaylor Dunson Said:

    Welll to be honest I think the issue with this law is that Obama went back on his word with this health care bill. Why do I say this because when he was running up against Hilary Clinton in the campaign of 2008 he said he wouldn’t put out a health care bill and now look at what he is doing. Another issue I think this has is how woukd it effect our economy. Congress wasn’t up for this at all so that’s who repealed it and the reason for repealing it. I think this health care bill will ruin our country. I say this because most people today don’t even have medicaid or can’t even afford it. So how do you think they will feel about this bill. What about the ederly and the thousands or even millions of people on disability that barely have enough to pay their utility bills. So I think President Obama should think twice about this Health Care Bill.

  2. on March 29, 2012 at 5:58 pmMyranda Bradsher Said:

    The healthcare bill is a bill that allows low income and self employed citizens of the US to have state funded insurance. This bill has its pros and cons for certain people.For example low income families will be all for this bill because of the free healthcare that is being given to them. Although, middle class citizens will probably be apposed to this law because the Bill is funded by taxes that are being taken out of their hard earned money. Personally I believe no one should get free hand outs that and everyone should work for what they have or have nothing at all. I say this because for some people it takes them to hit rock bottom for them to do somehing about theirselves.If they have the option of having the government paying for what they failed to do in order to get money for their own insurance they will never learn to work for what they need in life. The House of Representatives wants to reppeal this bill but I don’t think its because of the thaught for middle class but because of the greed and not wanting to give their own money even though they have plenty to spare.

  3. on March 30, 2012 at 3:16 pmRoyale C. Wilson Said:

    The issue with this law is that Obama was misleading with this health care bill. When he ran against Hilary Clinton in 08 he said he wouldn’t put out a health care bill. Congress didnt approve this at all. They repealed it with a reason.They believe this health care bill will ruin our country. Simply because most people today don’t have medicaid or can’t even afford it. There are miliions of people who are in need of help. Although there were issues i believe this may be the right thing to do.

  4. on March 30, 2012 at 4:40 pmFlor Alcaraz Said:

    On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond, with most changes taking place by 2014. For some this is good and for others, it is a big problem. The law has been both upheld and struck down as of now.It was orginaly supposed to make insurance more affordable. However since Obama signed it in March 2010, nearly every ones insurance rates have doubled. It was also supposed to keep insurance companies from denying coverage to kids with a preexisting condition. But, people are still fighting the insurance companies. Republicans claim it is a devastating job killing law because some companies will have trouble and will get tax credits and subsidies.For seniors, this act will allow them to Improve Care for Seniors after they leave the hospital. There is definitley a lot of pros and cons to this. This is a decision president Obama should really think about.

  5. on March 30, 2012 at 6:16 pmalyssa adams Said:

    We all heard talk about the health care reform, it was the plan made by Barack Obama to regulate health insurance. It was said that insurance premiums would go down, when in fact the truth was they wouldnt exceed more than what they are now. It said that employers would no longer have to buy insurance for their workers unless they exceed 50 employees but could in fact be fined. The biggest news about this bill seemed to be that all people would have to have health insurance or they could be fined. I think that that is the issue facing the reform, if people can’t afford to buy insurance how would they even be able to pay fines? Those who have families and are still low income would be in a lose-lose situation. What if hospitals could then bgegin to turn down services to those in need just because they didnt have insurance? Elder people who no longer work and recieve an already low social security deposit would then just be giving money back to the government leaving them without the funds to live off of. Also, for the insurance companies they would no longer be able to stand out if everyone needs insurance, a “basic plan” would have to probably be thought of which is not the quality the company would usually provide. In addition, education for the physicians, and quality of the care they provide could be lesser than before. I think the government and the people of America all have a problem with the reform there have been so many questions and not many answers so I believe this issue should be thought over and revised to fit the nation, or abolished.

  6. on March 30, 2012 at 6:26 pmMarkus Jackson Said:

    The president healthcare bill is basically a bill he’s trying to pass that will give citzens affordable, accesible health, and for those that have health insurance there prices will do down,Business will provide affordable healthcare for employees,it wil ensure everyone who needs it will receive a tax credit for their premiums.The problem with is that the Republicans along with the House of Representives and Congress want to repeal it, they say that it cost to much as it is, its unconstutional and that they arent going to let it pass and support it if they can help it.If the Bill is allowed to pass,i think it might actually help people in this country by letting them get the healthcare they need,and people might feel a little relieved knowing that businesse’s provide it and that medical insurance doesnt charge as much and doesnt cost as much, it might even help ederly people as long with retired workers and people on disability that have to get sugerys.So I believe that Obamas Healthcare Bill will actually work if it gets passed again and doesnt get repealed

  7. on March 30, 2012 at 6:31 pmMarvin Germain Said:

    A $634 billion health care bill which Barack Obama and Joe Biden will propose a plan that strengthens employer coverage makes insurance companies accountable and ensures patient choice of doctor and care without government interference. It will provide affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing health care system, and uses existing providers, doctors, and plans. Problems with the bill is Employers May Stop Offering Health Care expecting the government to pick up the cost of providing health care for them. Another promblem with the bill is that the Government Will Be Unfair Competition feel it is not the American way for the government to take away the natural competition that America was built on.Voters shows that 56% repeal the health care law, including 46% who Strongly Favor it,39% oppose repeal, and 29% who are Strongly Opposed.For multiple reasons people are wanting to repeal the bill,One a the major reasions why people are wanting to repeal the bill is because it is not designed to succeed ,it’s designed to fail, so in several year’s time government can step in and deliverance everyone from the greed of the big corporations.If this bill really come in affect Medicare will now provide more money to help with drug costs to seniors,young people can stay with their parents policies until the age of 26, and it will now be illegal to turn down children with existing conditions such as asthma.

  8. on March 30, 2012 at 6:36 pmCurtis Barnes Said:

    (Obama’s landmark healthcare bill)
    In the United States, 46% are in favor of repealing Obama’s healthcare law wile 40% oppose. Obama’s landmark healthcare bill, also known as the affordable care act is in the hands of the Supreme Court and arguments are heavy on the fate of Obama’s Health care law. The main argument the Supreme Court is dealing with is if it’s constitutional or unconstitutional. The outcome of this debate can define the presidency of Obama. If Obama’s law is thrown out could be a major defeat for him. The Law is has a requirement that people should have health insurance or they will be penalized. One reason people are against this new healthcare law or plain is that is violates basic constitutional rights and principals. The people who are on the sided of repealing this law is the republicans and the democrats are opposed. There has been an app released about the health care law and how it affects people. A report recently has been released which show achievements like coverage for young adults and show no problems carrying out the law in various states across the nation. With republicans divided on the issue, democrats say it can show relations issues for Obama. It may be possible that Obama will have to be voted out of office to repeal the law also showing Obama’s overreach. Issues hat some people are having is that they maybe out of work or having trouble finding a job and chances are they may not be able to pay for the health insurance in 2014. Another issue would be that the people arguing about this law are going way in over everybody’s head and coming up with a plan or possible scam that few understand. Along with many others, I to think it would best to get rid of it.

    Curtis Barnes
    3/30/12
    7th period

  9. on March 30, 2012 at 6:41 pmAllan Dawson Said:

    I really don’t think that the bill should be put out; I feel that this law has helped many people around the world. The fate of President Obama’s landmark health care law likely will be decided on friday,The house of representatives, and the republicans wanted this bill put out because they feel as though free insurances wasn’t what the people needed. The heath care bill helps in so many different ways for those people who might not be able to afford it. This bill would reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the first ten years; this bill would also expand coverage to 32 million Americans who are currently uninsured. This bill should stay because the uninsured and self-employed would be able to purchase insurance through state-based exchanges with subsidies available to individuals and families with income between the 133 percent and 400 percent of poverty level. I feel this bill should be made better if anything, but it also states that Six months after enactment, insurance companies could no longer denying children coverage based on a preexisting condition. Starting in 2014, insurance companies cannot deny coverage to anyone with preexisting conditions. Insurance companies must allow children to stay on their parent’s insurance plans until age 26. I don’t think what the The house of representatives, and the republicans are trying to do with this bill is right let along work the health care reform bill should stay.

  10. on March 30, 2012 at 10:34 pmJavier Beltran Said:

    Obama’s health-care bill commonly referred to as obama-care is a bill similar to that of Medicare and Medicaid. His bill is meant to provide affordable health-care to many of those who currently don’t have access to it.The main opposition to this is the fact that in would De-privatize the health-care industry. Many countries around the world offer free health-care where the doctors are paid based on how many of their patients get well not how many are sick.Congress is arguing that this bill directly goes against the bill directly goes against the 10th amendment. the funny thing is that congress also overlooks things like the no child left behind act that deals with education. In this country every year we spend 900 billion on social welfare programs. Obama-care may violate the constitution but it may also have the ability to revive this dying country.

  11. on March 31, 2012 at 2:24 amJairus Holder Said:

    The Supreme Court is hearing the case about the health care bill because the states don’t agree with parts of the bill. They are against it because they think that a lot of the parts of the bill are unconstitutional because they would end up having to pay money to give health care to the people. Most of the people that don’t want the bill to be passed are Republicans that just go against Obama no matter what. I think that for the most part the bill would be good for the people becase everyone will have healthcare but bad for the people that can’t afford to buy the insurance.

  12. on March 31, 2012 at 3:21 amMike Foulds Said:

    I think that the health care bill will be good for the economy and for people that need insurance. Even though they made it for everyone to be able to have health insurance I think I a lot of people won’t be able to afford the insurance. The people that can’t afford the insurance have to pay a fine because they can’t afford it. So the states are suing the government because they don’t think the bill is going to be good for the states or the people that live there. They are arguing that the bill isn’t constitutional because it forces people to buy insurance and punishes them if they don’t.

  13. on March 31, 2012 at 3:59 amDe'Anthony Franklin Said:

    The bill is in the Supreme Court because people from different states are trying to say that the bill is unconstitutional because the people would have buy insurance. They say the government is forcing people to buy health insurance or else they will have to pay a fine and that’s should be illegal. This bill will be good for the country though, people who buy it will have healthcare and it will help a lot of the poor people to get the help they need. At the same time for the folks that can’t afford it they might be forced to pay for that. That’s not right we shouldn’t have to be forced to buy insurance.

  14. on March 31, 2012 at 7:26 amQuentrez George Said:

    President Obama’s landmark health care bill is a bill that the republicans are heavy against and want to repeal. Sixty-five percent of Republicans said this bill make things in America worst as a whole. The Americans who are against this bill are mainly against it because they know little about it and don’t understand it. Almost 60 percent said the healthcare bill would make things better for the uninsured, and 56 percent said it would benefit lower-income families. But 44 percent believe the bill would make things worse for the US as a whole. And less than a third of Americans polled said it would make things better for them and their families. (www.csmonitor.com) Americans want the health care bill. This is said cover 32 million Americans who have no insurance. Uninsured and self-employed people are able to make state-based exchanges in order to obtain insurance. In other words, this bill enhances America’s health care percentage. This is a bill that mostly Democrats support. Although this bill provides support for the poor and uninsured, there is at least one issue. It is very costly, especially in a time where the economy isn’t at tip-top shape. The cost was estimated to be $940 million over about ten years.

  15. on April 27, 2012 at 7:03 pmKAYLA BATTLE Said:

    This law basically says by 2014 everyone needs to have healthcare isurance, if not they will have to pay a penalty fee. This is not fair because some people are not fortune enough to buy isurance thats the reason they prolly dont have it in the first place. If three out of five americans think that this is not a good idea, then it must not be a good bill. Thats more than half of americans saying they dont agree. This bill also has some good advantages. It is a large percentage of people in america that have no isurance and it is said that this bill will make it easier for people that dont. At this time, and the way this economy is going we really need some help in this department and congress thinks this bill is the answer. This bill will help people with low income or that are uninsured which helps out our economy. But republicans are not really a fan of this bill because this bill will cost alot of money, Money that we dont seem to have to waist right now. Its some pros and cons to this bill but it seems to be bringing more negative feedback than positive.

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