The “mandate” provision of the “Affordable Care Act,” popularly known as “Obamacare,” is a compromise position born out of political necessities at the time of the passing of the ACA. It can be difficult to understand, but it is of importance only to a small segment of the population and might possibly not be part of the law for long. The political necessities that required its passage have changed, and it is likely that future iterations of the law will edit it out.
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The laws and regulations that cover healthcare, insurance and a number of issues that can play a role in determining the care and procedures that are available to patients can quickly become a very confusing issue. In addition to the limitations, legal issues and other considerations that currently govern the healthcare industry, new reforms and laws may also play a role in the range of care you have to make use of. For patients and their families, ensuring that they have a more effective understanding of this matter Read the rest of this entry »
The Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 2010, is designed to expand access to health insurance and slow the rate of growth in health care costs. The law, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is not without its critics. Republicans in Congress attempted to repeal the law several times claiming healthcare is best provided through the private sector with minimal government intervention. Many Liberal groups advocated a single-payer system, which would eliminate private health insurance and make the federal government the sole provider.
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With our economy being what it is and all the political talk that has been in the news about healthcare reform it is a fair question to ask but one that is not so easily answered. Most of the “fuss” stems from the fact that health insurance is not something that too many Americans in this country have. This means that they cannot afford decent healthcare, especially those who need it in order to live. It is estimated that about 46 million Americans in this country don’t have health insurance while 26 million are underinsured. What this means is that millions in this country don’t have access or cannot afford the treatments they need. The reason this causes such a fuss is that it clearly outlines a problem with the way our nation is running things and taking care of its citizens and, furthermore, it requires a revamp that many people, already secure in their medical plans, don’t want to happen. Most of this fuss could be attributed to people who can afford healthcare feeling like they have to pick up the slack of those too firmly entrenched in debt settlement program after program and unable to afford their own healthcare. It’s a problem with valid grievances on both sides and one not easily solved.
Late last year, the United States Congress passed into law the largest health care reform bill in American history. It came about due to concerns of the rising cost of health care in this country and the lack of coverage for some Americans.
It was an issue in President Bill Clinton’s campaign against President George H.W. Bush, and while the stagnant economy in 1992 was the key reason why Clinton was elected, health care reform was still part of the Read the rest of this entry »
Since the legislation for health care reform passed, there are a number of changes that will take effect. The new health care law will affect everyone in some way. One of the first provisions that started deals with children. Now, kids up to the age of 26 can stay on their parents’ insurance plan. Along with that, the law gives rights to people with pre-existing medical conditions. Insurance companies are not allowed to cancel insurance policies just because a person gets sick.
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Health Care Reform is a very important issue concerning Americans. It’s very important to know how this has a profound effect on your health care services. Some people may not understand the gist of it but here are a few tips so you aren’t totally out of the loop.
Health Care Reform will have a set standard for the maximum payout for person. This means that you’ll pay a bit more depending on the type of service, and a lot of places you work for will help pay the rest of the insurance. Read the rest of this entry »
In the 1900s, the United States was subjected to some small proposals to bring in national health reform. Campaigning was carried out in eight states for compulsory health insurance. In the 1920s, further proposals were made for group medicine and voluntary insurance, but opposition was raised. The people of America longed for health insurance and health care for all, with the hopes that government would take a positive role in health financing. This hope flickered out when the reforms decided that individuals needed to share more in the costs.Additional information can be found at http://alexmillers.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/unitedhealthcare-buying-medical-groups/.
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