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HEALTHCARE Kevin Xiao 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 Congress’s power 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 Opposing Viewpoints Support Opposition 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 care programs 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 fund Republicans on Health Care Healthcare (“Obamacare”) should not be a government-run program 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 the states States should have the responsibility of developing health care programs that suit its residents Expand tax-deductions to people who buy their own insurance 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 generations Works Cited “Current Political Issues.” GOP. 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