“A” WORK DISCUSSION

Arguably, health reform (Affordable Health Care Act) was the greatest achievement of Barack Obama’s administration. Discuss two arguments for or against the goals of the Affordable Health Care Act. Provide evidence to support your position. 

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ANSWER THE ABOVE QUESTION AND THEN REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE’S RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTION AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 150 WORDS or MORE)

                                          CLASSMATE’S RESPONSE

The first argument that I have with Obamacare is that the “underlying behavioral issues contributing to healthcare expenses (e.g. obesity, diet, lack of exercise) besides tobacco smoking are not addressed by the ACA, and positive behaviors are not incentivized with subsidies” (www.healthpocket.com/). Obesity and childhood obesity are quickly becoming epidemic in the United States and Obamacare did nothing to address the issue.

The second argument against Obamacare is the fact that, “Individuals who do not enroll in health insurance will have to pay a penalty thru 2018″(www.healthpocket.com/). Yes, I know it is important for everyone to have health insurance, but it should be up to the individual and their family to decide. There could be underlying circumstance way they don’t have insurance. For example, they just may not be able to afford it or their job did not offer it.

                                                                    Reference:

Obamacare Pros and Cons. (2018). Retrieved April 28, 2020, from,  https://www.healthpocket.com/obamacare/pros-and-cons#.Xqhp4GhKhdg

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