The Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the greatest accomplishments, so far, of President Obama’s term as President of the USA. Since the 1960s, many politicians have tried to pass a health insurance bill that would ensure that all US citizens had access to health insurance. It has been an uphill battle to get both the Senate and House of Representatives to agree to pass a health care bill. The main opponents to the passing of the Affordable Care Act has been the Republican Party. But, as of 2012, President Obama was able to get the bill passed with the assistance of the Democratic Party and a few constituents from the Republican Party. Congress is now controlled by the Republican Party, both the Senate and House Representatives, who stated that they will do everything to repeal the Affordable Care Act or break it apart where it will no longer be beneficial to US citizens.

The Affordable Care Act is also known as “Obamacare” which provides health care benefits and health care insurance to all US citizens despite their income. The Affordable Care Act is beneficial to citizens in the following ways:

  1. Cuts out many individuals going to the emergency room for routine services.
  2. Ensuring that individuals have a regular doctor they can visit on a routine basis.
  3. Ensuring that healthcare costs are cut because of the preventative care services provided.
  4. Health insurance for everyone ensures that people receive the much needed care for ailments like diabetes, high blood, cancer, etc.

The Affordable Care Act ensures that states do not spend a lot of money on caring for individuals who consistently go to the emergency room for serious ailments. The Affordable Care Act will ensure that everyone receives the health care they need and deserve. The Act ensures that no one is denied health insurance due to costs or health issues. The Affordable Care Act was based on the Massachusetts Health Care Act passed by then Governor Mitt Romney. The Massachusetts Health Care Act ensures that all citizens of Massachusetts has some form of health insurance. Since the passage of the Act, there has been a decrease in the number of visits to the emergency room and health care costs have decreased greatly for major diseases and ailments.

The ACA has been one of the greatest bills passed since the New Deal Act of the 1930s. The Affordable Care Act ensures that everyone is afforded the right to have health insurance and ensures that individuals are able to detect diseases in the early stages. In turn, this allows the disease to be properly cared for and avoid unnecessary healthcare costs. The Affordable Care Act will be extremely hard to repeal and many individuals would be at a great loss if the Act was repealed.