Obamacare is a shortened critics given name
for the PPACA or the Patient Protection and Affordable
Care Act which was signed into law by President Barack Obama himself on the 23rd of March 2010. This health insurance plan is extensive enough to cover diverse
groups and citizens of the US irrespective of their
earnings and race. It is no secret that Healthcare in
the US is on the high side, with less than half of its
population having enough for health insurance and
this statistic is what Obamacare hoped to slash
Before this bill was passed and even after it was signed into law, there has been lots of challenges seeking its repeal. The act has seen several law suits filed against it from 2013 to 2017. Presently even under the Trump administration in March 2017, several repeal efforts have been made to tweak the bill a little bit, but the Obamacare insurance coverage plan has stood through it all, offering subsidized Healthcare to citizens of the United States of America. It is also important to note that as a parent you can register your child under your own plan till they reach 26 years of age. Obamacare is pretty extensive and is aimed at carrying everyone along.
What about Medicare and Medicaid?
If you are a benefactor of both health care plans, and are skeptical about Obamacare, we’re here to say that Obamacare is still working under the existing structure of both Medicare and Medicaid. Just like either of them, Obamacare is very affordable. It’s only structured to reach more people. However, Obamacare is more than just an affordable and readily accessible health insurance coverage, it goes beyond hospitals and doctors. Because of this act, restaurants, fast foods, ice cream bars and basically anywhere that food is sold are required by law to include the amount of calories per meal on their menus. This is aimed at checking heart attacks, obesity and diabetes in the US. Also, the policy includes changes to the way Healthcare workers and doctors are paid as a means to check the ever increasing cost of drugs and treatment in health care.