In Criticism of the Affordable Care Act Analytical Essay by Louanne

In Criticism of the Affordable Care Act
A critical, analytical perspective on the Affordable Care Act, its benefits, and its faults.
# 147741 | 1,013 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jun 24, 2011 in Political Science (U.S.) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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This paper offers a mixed, critical view of the Affordable Healthcare Act. The paper explains that the act is part of President Barack Obama's health care agenda that is being rolled out in phases, with two new phases being unveiled this year. The paper opines that the act is a divisive health program, as it muddles up the health insurance mandates more than ever before. The paper concludes that, despite some clear benefits of the act, having the personal freedom to choose how to handle one's own health care would allow the patient the freedom to get the best possible medical care he can afford, with the assurance that his treatment will not be cut midstream because his insurance runs out or the insurance company refuses to cover it.

From the Paper:

"Basically, I view mandated healthcare coverage as a way of monopolizing the healthcare industry. By telling people that they need health insurance or they cannot get medical care, the insurance companies and their network doctors dictate how people can avail of medical services, by how much, and for how long. Granted that the lifetime cap on medical coverage was removed by the Affordable Care Act, I find it hard to believe that the insurance companies and their legal think tanks will not find a way to get around that ruling. Health insurance companies are in this business for the money, not for the care of their clients."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • FACT SHEET: The Affordable Care Act: Supporting Innovation, Empowering States. The White House. 28 February 2011. Web. 3 May 2011.
  • Muelemans, Michael. More Affordable Care Act Provisions Going Into Effect January 1st. 20 April 2011. Web. 5 May 2011.
  • New Provisions of Health Care Reform Law Take Effect. Practice Central. October 2010. Web. 4 May 2011.

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