College & Career Issues

The Pros and Cons of Obamacare

Abstract:

The Affordable Care Act provides health care coverage to people at an affordable rate, despite pre-existing conditions that someone has due to previous health concerns. On the other hand, some people have to pay higher premiums and some businesses cut employee hours to avoid having to provide health care.

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Healthline

Author:

James Roland

Published:

Updated August 16, 2019

Cultural & Global Issues

Understanding Obamacare

Abstract:

The Affordable Health Care Act has changed since the Trump administration took over. Payments to insurance companies, which allowed them to have low deductibles for customers, have been cut. Individuals can still be fined for not having health insurance.

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eHealth

Published:

2/13/2020

Average Cost of Health Insurance

Abstract:

On average, health insurance costs over $400. There are many factors that contribute to the cost of healthcare. After Obamacare passed, the amount of factors that could contribute to an expensive insurance rate were decreased.

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ValuePenguin

Published:

Updated June 12, 2020

Here’s the Real Reason Health Care Costs So Much More in the US

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The US spends double the amount on health insurance than other similarly positioned countries. This can be attributed to inflated prices in the medical field. The quality of care is comparable to similar countries. The Affordable Care Act allowed for a greater proportion of Americans to have access to affordable healthcare.

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CNBC

Author:

Yoni Blumberg

Published:

3/22/2018

The U.S. Spends $2,500 Per Person on Health Care Administrative Costs. Canada Spends $550. Here’s Why

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The US uses private health care providers which increases the price of healthcare. Administrative costs have also increased. Individuals receiving Medicaid and Medicare are on private care plans with higher administrative costs.

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Time Magazine *Limited Viewing

Author:

Abigail Abrams

Published:

1/6/2020

Excessive Administrative Costs Burden the U.S. Health Care System

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Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on healthcare costs. A large portion of the raising costs can be attributed to overhead or administrative fees. These fees can be cut to help lower the cost of healthcare.

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Center for American Progress

Author:

Emily Gee & Topher Spiro

Published:

4/8/2019

Podcast Tells Alarming Stories of Healthcare Costs

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This video interviews Dan Weissmann, the founder of “An Arm and a Leg” podcast. Dan gives an overview of some of the stories that American citizens have endured to receive adequate health care.

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PBS

Published:

8/5/2019

How American Health Care Got So Expensive

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This video discusses how expensive the US healthcare system has become for patients who are unable to receive the services that they need.

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CNBC

Published:

12/19/2018