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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. Republican National Commitee, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.gop.com/index.php/issues/issues/>.
   “Healthcare.” Rick Perry for President. RickPerry.org, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.rickperry.org/issues/healthcare/>.
   “Health Care Reform News.” The New York Times. The New York Tiems Company, 9 Sept. 2011. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
               <http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/health_insurance_and_managed_care/health_care_refor
               m/index.html>.
   “Health Care: 2008 Contenders’ Views.” OntheIssues. OnTheIssues.org, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.issues2000.org/Health_Care.htm>.
   “A Healthier America.” Michele Bachmann for President. Bachmann for President, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
               <http://www.michelebachmann.com/issues/healthcare/>.
   “Health Reform in Action.” the White House. the White House, n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2011. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform>.
   Michele Bachmann. N.d. Politico. Politico LLC, 6 Sept. 2011. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62679.html>.
   Mitt Romney. 12 Sept. 2011. Lifenews. Lifenews, 12 Sept. 2011. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.lifenews.com/2011/09/12/tim-pawlenty-
               endorses-republican-mitt-romney-for-president/>.
   Obamacare. N.d. The Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation, 28 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
             <http://www.heritage.org/multimedia/infographic/2010/obamacare-in-pictures-sc/states-obamacare-is-unconstitutional>.
   Obamacare. N.d. Westside Republicans. Westside Republicans, 20 Jan. 2011. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
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             US:official&biw=1274&bih=778&tbm=isch&tbnid=EcaHelRZDcvOLM:&imgrefurl=http://westsiderepublicans.com/%3Fp%3D1702&docid
             =PHwHXRZAF2k7CM&w=400&h=291&ei=F9RyTv6sHeLc0QG554WtCg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=483&page=1&tbnh=116&tbnw=159&
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   “Policy.” Mitt Romney for President. Romney for President, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.mittromney.com/issues/health-care>.
   Rick Perry. N.d. ForexTV. Forex, 20 Aug. 2011. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.forextv.com/forex-news-story/rick-perry-s-presidential-chances-
                improves-as-he-vaults-over-romney-to-the-top-of-gop-fieldA>.
   Sack, Kevin. “Round 1 in Appeals of Health Care Overhaul Goes to Obama.” The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 29 June 2011.
                Web. 15 Sept. 2011. <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/us/30health.html?ref=healthcarereform>.
   “What We Stand For: Healthcare.” Democrats.org. Democratic National Commitee, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
             <http://www.democrats.org/issues/health_care>.

				
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