Forcing Americans to purchase government-issued health insurance may be the most unamerican thing about the Affordable Health Care Act.
By Shaylah Ponder
ObamaCare is the health care act initiated by our President Barack Obama. Affordable Care Act was its original name. It was signed to reform the U.S healthcare system in 2010. Obama’s goal was to give more American’s the access to quality health insurance and to reduce the growth in healthcare spending.
But is ObamaCare really fulfilling its goals? All through the Obama/Romney campaign, Obama pushed and pushed for the act to be considered by congress. Even back then people were not that pressed about it. Since 2009, Obama has said that people would still keep their insurance, but millions have lost their insurance due to ObamaCare. This evidently shows that this program is just not working.
President Obama stated on November 14. in an interview with NBC news that “ We fumbled the ball.” The nonchalant sports analogy, seemed to lack a lot of sympathy towards Americans angered through this complicating process.
ObamaCare is more of a burden than a blessing for some people. Yes does it give thousands of Americans the chance to receive health insurance,sure it does, but it also has insurance companies covering sick people and this increases the cost of everyones insurance.
The simple fact that every American must be insured by Jan. 1 is rather absurd. In a country were we are the home of the free, it’s funny how we are being forced and required to be a part of this. Our money is being dictated by the government on what we spend and how we spend it, no penalty should be enforced. In my opinion this goes against everything that represents being an American and what it stands for.
“I am sorry that they you know, are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” President Obama said last Thursday.
ObamaCare is a policy that maybe should’ve been introduced at a better time for the economy. With people still recovering from the recession of 2008, now is not the time to be forced into a commitment to a system thats hardly even working.
ObamaCare has affected everyone differently, but as the saying goes majority rules, and the majority of Americans can agree that ObamaCare needs to go.
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