Hello, speak on the reform, known as Obama care. thanks!

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mwestwood eNotes educator| Certified Educator

There have been many false claims made about The Affordable Care Act, and the enrollment numbers are one of the things falsified. For example,

...about 8 million signed up but OF those 8 million…5 MILLION aren’t paying into the system at ALL and of the nearly 2 ¼ million OTHERS who signed up…THEIR INCOMING payments have, for the most part, been OFFSET by those who have LOST their employee based plans. 

This 5 million are either on Medicare or Medicaid, so taxpayers will have to support them, not "The Affordable Care Act" in which they are NOT enrolled. Also, as of 2015, more taxes will be put upon the American taxpayers. Here are some of them that have gone into effect as of January 1, 2015:

Top Medicare tax will go from 1.45% to 2.35%
Top Income Tax bracket will go from 35% to 39.6%
Top income payroll tax will go from 37.4% to 52.2%
Capital Gains tax goes from 15% to 28%
Dividends tax will go from 15% to 39%
Estate tax will go from 0% to 55%

These taxes will ALL passed under the Affordable Care Act which Nancy Pelosi said to "read later." This may be why Chief Justice Roberts ruled that the ACA is a tax.

thetall eNotes educator| Certified Educator

ObamaCare or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was approved by President Barack Obama in 2010 and confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2012. His administration is actively seeking to reform the American health care sector by trying to increase access to affordable health care and improve the quality of the services for the citizens. The Act helps address issues that have been facing patients when accessing both public and private health care providers and when dealing with health insurance. The Act seeks to reduce the health insurance premiums to ensure more people get covered. It protects the patients when making health care claims to the insurance by placing safeguards that ensure insurance companies cover the bills. The reform also seeks to ensure that no person is discriminated against when trying to access health care services or insurance coverage. So far the project has been received positively by the general public as shown by the enrollment figures and millions are currently enjoying the benefits that come with ObamaCare

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