Obamacare Pros and Cons

Obamacare Pros and Cons

Photo by: rawpixel.com / Unsplash

Two years after its approval in Congress, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare law in charge of reforming healthcare in the US remains the center of debate between Democrats and Republicans. Obamacare pros and cons continue to go back and forth. The law is nearly 2,000 pages of complex regulations that make it almost impossible to generalize as great or disastrous in its entirety. Reform is a bag of proposals, many without any relationship between them and with items that were added in last-minute negotiations.

It is without a doubt that the most controversial stipulation within the law is that purchasing healthcare coverage is mandatory. The mandate also known as individual mandate affects individuals and businesses and those who do not follow the mandate of purchasing healthcare will pay penalty or fines. According to some Republicans, the individual mandate threatens the principle of individual freedom, where everyone is free to spend their income as desired. The democratic answer to the republican challenge to the individual mandate is that individual freedom ends when your actions affect the rest of society. For example, taxpayers are never to let die when they have an accident, so it is appropriate to require everyone to have health insurance, because if they do not, the rest of the taxpayers will have to subsidize those who choose not to purchase healthcare. Another part of the law that is seen as an Obamacare pro is that the law encourages providers to implement…



Source by Raul Guerridos