Enrolling People In Obamacare Who Have No Concept Of Insurance

Submitted By baseballlover02
Words: 470
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Blake Boyorak
Eng 12
27 March 2015
“Enrolling people in Obamacare who have no concept of insurance” Marissa Evans article, “Enrolling people in Obamacare who have no concept of insurance” explains the troubles to pay for health care for immigrants. Evans writes this article from the perspective of a few immigrants who struggle to pay for health care under Obamacare. This article focuses on the downsides of Obamacare and the affordability of Obamacare for many immigrants. Evans explains the difference in prices for an ordinary doctors visit quoted by Barra K a refugee from Baghdad, “Here I have to pay $70 to see a doctor, but in Iraq I only have to pay $15 and do not have to wait as long.” (2) Many immigrants don't realize even if they have some kind of insurance they still have to pay out of pocket for the doctor visit. Evans article was very informative about the struggles immigrants have with health care when they come to America. Evans tracked a couple woman who were immigrants and asked them on their opinions on Obamacare. For example I figured a regular doctors visit would be more expensive in America then Iraq but not $55 more. Also I had no idea that immigrants have to live in the United States for at least 5 years before they can receive better insurance plans. Evans makes an important point regarding non U.S. citizens, she says,“Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured that U.S.-born residents” (1). As many as 10 million non-citizens living legally in the United States are expected to gain health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. While reading “Enrolling people in Obamacare,” I remembered an article by Ford Vox, Obamacare: You break you buy it, about how many politicians debate about getting rid of Obamacare because they think its hurting our country. Vox's work, addresses