The Affordable Health Care Act (Obama Care)

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Kengi Bryant
Per. 2nd
Affordable Health Care Act(Obama Care)
2010: A new Patient's Bill of Rights goes into effect, protecting consumers from the worst abuses of the insurance industry. Cost-free preventive services begin for many Americans.
2011: People with Medicare can get key preventive services for free, and also receive a 50% discount on brand-name drugs in the Medicare “donut hole.”
2012: Accountable Care Organizations and other programs help doctors and health care providers work together to deliver better care.
2013: Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on October 1st.
2014: All Americans will have access to affordable health insurance options. The Marketplace allows individuals and small businesses to compare health plans on a level playing field. Middle and low-income families will get tax credits that cover a significant portion of the cost of coverage. And the Medicaid program will be expanded to cover more low-income Americans. All together, these reforms mean that millions of people who were previously uninsured will gain coverage, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
My Position
I strongly support the decision of the Health Care Act (Obama Care) for my reason being clear as ice; without Obama Care, Insurance and Health Care was too costly and expensive for U.S citizens that are classified in the middle or lower class sections. During that time neither could retire workers or senior citizens afford