Is the Affordable Care Act Good Enough for Everyone?
Bringing medical expenses to reasonable and affordable rates is what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is supposed to do, however the question still remains if it will lower or increase costs. As it gets closer to the official start though, some of our Congress members are still uncertain. The Republican Party members are now threatening to shut down the government to prevent the onset of ACA, or Obamacare as its better known.
Different financial organizations have very different figures listed for how the ACA will affect premiums. One New York agency states the cost for a privately paid policy will decrease by 50%, while another agency based in Ohio shows costs will rise by 88%. This is enough to make me question where and how the figures are generated. Of course both sides of Congress are supporting their own ways of thinking about this reform.
The biggest issue in my thoughts here are the related articles that have been showing up on the internet, both in social media sites and news reporting sites. One is the question that a brave reporter asked Mr. Obama, and that is "Will you and Michelle drop your medical insurance and join the ACA?" The president had no reply; in fact he remained silent for moments following the question. Many members of the House and Senate were also asked the same question, all having a similar answer of "We'll consider it."
So if the proposed reform of healthcare is good enough for all Americans, why is it not good enough for our leaders? Will we continue to see our leaders segregate themselves into a better health care plan? Again, we do need some sort of healthcare for all Americans. It’s time to pass the proposed Amendment 28 which states "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."
Until next time, hope all your "Thoughts" are Good-