History and Background
Only 84% of Americans are insured
14% have public insurance, 70% have private insurance
16% (Approx. 42 million people) are uninsured
March 23, 2010 – The Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act was passed
The plan contains gradual provisions that will come into full
effect by 2014
The plan attempts to extend coverage while reducing costs
Current State of the PPACA
The act has been challenged in court numerous times
January 31, 2011 – Florida Federal Judge Roger Vinson
rules Obama’s plan unconstitutional
August 2011 – A 3 judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court
of Appeals ruled that the individual mandate exceeded
The act has had court support
June 29, 2011 – Cincinnati court is the first to rule that
the act is constitutional
Current State of the PPACA
September 28, 2010
Everybody should be required Government-run health care
to have basic health care infringes on individual rights
Businesses can receive tax The individual mandate is
credits so they can provide harmful to those who cannot
insurance afford insurance
Lowering costs for insurance The plan is harmful to businesses
Americans with pre-existing Lower costs sometimes result in
conditions can still get care poorer coverage
Helps seniors with Medicare by Universal health is funded
reducing costs through taxes
Predicted to reduce the deficit More deficit spending on health
Democrats on Health Care
Everybody will basic access to health care over time
Insurance companies will be held more accountable
The plan will extend the life of the Medicaid trust
Republicans on Health Care
Healthcare (“Obamacare”) should not be a
Individuals should be able to choose their coverage
The new act is too costly
and comes from taxpayers
Health insurance costs
will actually increase
Mitt Romney on Health Care
Wants to repeal “Obamacare” to return power to
States should have the responsibility of developing
health care programs that suit its residents
Expand tax-deductions to people who buy their
Federal regulation of health
care should be limited
Rick Perry on Health Care
Wants to repeal “Obamacare”
Believes that the plan is unsustainable over time
Job creation is needed so more Americans can be
covered by employer insurance plans
More jobs results in less
dependence on Medicare
Michele Bachmann on Health Care
Number one priority is to repeal “Obamacare”
Believes the plan infringes on individual rights
Medicare needs to be stabilized for future
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