It was a long and winding road to get the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, passed into law. President Barack Obama was not the first to make an attempt at reforming the American healthcare system, as many Commanders in Chief had tried before him. Each previous effort was met with failure for one reason […]
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Is Obamacare Medicaid?
The simple answer to this question is no – Obamacare and Medicaid are two different programs – but they are inextricably linked. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a system of healthcare reform that was enacted in 2010 and dubbed “Obamacare” because it was put forth by President Barack Obama. Medicaid, on the other hand, […]
Is Obamacare Costing Us Jobs?
The new mandates that come as part of the Affordable Care Act have had an impact on job growth, hiring practices, wages, and the costs of healthcare for consumers. The law has its critics, some of which point to a loss of jobs as a result of Obamacare’s implementation. That criticism isn’t entirely valid, yet […]
Is Obamacare Causing Insurance Rates to Rise?
The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has brought with it a litany of mandates that were created to make healthcare coverage more affordable and more accessible to every citizen in the United States. Before Obamacare, health insurance companies could deny coverage to anyone with a preexisting condition, charge higher premiums based on the status […]
What Senators Voted for Obamacare?
Healthcare reform measures have been introduced as far back as 1993 when President Bill Clinton had tried to pass a bill that had many similar components to those that exist in the current Affordable Care Act. Among them was a mandate requiring companies to provide insurance coverage to employees. President Clinton’s proposal ultimately failed. Yet […]
How Does Obamacare Save Money?
Many early opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, criticized the up-front costs. Although the overall cost is currently slated to amount to an estimated $1.2 trillion by 2025, this number doesn’t take into account the money that Obamacare is saving. The major goal of the ACA has always been […]
Does Obamacare Add to the Deficit?
The healthcare debate continues in this country and it has become a hot button topic in the Presidential election. At the core of it all is the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which was designed to make sure every American citizen has sufficient and affordable health coverage. The aim is to get everyone insured whether […]