To Repeal or Repair: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Argumentative Essay by scribbler

To Repeal or Repair: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
An argument that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act must be repealed or seriously reformed.
# 153026 | 2,035 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 01, 2013 in Political Science (U.S.) , Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Law (General)


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Description:

The paper reviews several aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act HR 3590, and makes observations through the relevant literature regarding some of the most serious aspects of concern regarding the legislation. The paper presents the argument that this Act does not do enough about the root cause of healthcare concern, namely, the cost of care. The paper looks at the arguments that the influx of new patients into the system will further tax an already overburdened and understaffed medical care system, the legislation does not adequately protect consumers from unreasonable premium hikes, the legislation does not adequately fund a massive expansion in Medicaid eligibility, the legislation creates a denial claim review process that is untenable and prone to litigation, and finally, it places an undue burden on employers. The paper uses these arguments as proof that the legislation needs to be repealed or reformed in serious ways in order for it to satisfy those who have worked so hard for reform.

From the Paper:

"Health care reform has been so long in coming that many believe that any reform is better than none and therefore think we should blindly see where the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act HR 3590 of 2010 takes us toward a goal of having more accessible health care. Yet, even strong proponents of the most extreme form of health care reform, those who believe in a single payer system, see so many potential holes and pitfalls in this legislation that if they are not addressed will completely sink any chances of this "progress" being realized by the more than 35 million uninsured people in the US. (Gorin, 2010, pp. 163-166) "While the rendering for this coverage has been drawn, the infrastructure has yet to be built." (McLeese, 2010, p. 57) The argument that anything is better than nothing, simply does not hold water as there are so many problems and potential unknown and unintended legislative side effects that something is definitely not better than nothing in this case. Unlike many researchers who would be magnetized to the idea that mandatory coverage aspects of the law, where individuals either buy health insurance or pay a tax penalty, I will not argue this issue here."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Baker, J. (2010). Obamacare's Claim Review Revolution. Benefits Law Journal, 23(4), 72-85. Retrieved from Legal Collection database. http://0-search.ebscohost.com.library.pcc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lgh&AN=54572585&site=ehost-live
  • Duffin, C. (2010). What US care reforms will mean for emergency nurses. Emergency Nurse, 18(6), 6-7. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database. http://0-search.ebscohost.com.library.pcc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=54377684&site=ehost-live
  • Gostin, L. (2010). The National Individual Health Insurance Mandate. Hastings Center Report, 40(5), 8. Retrieved from MasterFILE Premier database. http://0-search.ebscohost.com.library.pcc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=53993211&site=ehost-live
  • Gorin, S. (2010). The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Cost Control, and the Battle for Health Care Reform. Health & Social Work, 35(3), 163. Retrieved from MasterFILE Premier database. http://0-search.ebscohost.com.library.pcc.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=52862613&site=ehost-live

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