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Healthcare Insurance For Millions Of Americans At Risk

Healthcare Insurance For Millions of Americans At Risk

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The renewed efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is putting healthcare insurance for millions of Americans at risk. Why do you think that President Trump and Republican lawmakers are calling once again to repeal the Affordable Care Act?

Why is the effort to provide access to health care services for millions of Americans continue to be caught in the crosshairs of partisan politics? It begins with how it is commonly referred to: Obamacare rather than the Affordable Care Act. The former reference is more negative and incendiary, and the latter is more positive and comforting.

To repeal or not to repeal the healthcare policy seems to be an issue that is used when it is politically expedient, a recurring political football, which puts healthcare insurance for millions of Americans at risk. Many of these Americans would not have access to needed healthcare services, otherwise.

There are more than twenty-eight million (28,000,000+) Americans enrolled in healthcare plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. This new effort to repeal Obamacare is not offering anything to replace it. So what is driving this latest effort? Is it simple because passage of the Affordable Care Act was a major accomplishment of President Barack Obama?

Healthcare Insurance For Millions of Americans At Risk

Healthcare Insurance for Millions of Americans at Risk.
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Is hating and trying to undo everything that President Obama achieved worth putting healthcare insurance for millions of Americans at risk? Many of those insured have pre-existing and chronic health conditions. Yet, the same legislators calling to get rid of Obamacare are not offering anything, any plan, to put in its place.

So how are the millions of Americans currently enrolled in Obamacare supposed to feel? What options will they have? What kind of hardship and anxiety must this political football be causing?

If more Americans are able to get health care through the Affordable Care Act, why not choose to seek fixes and improvements to make it better instead of trying to undo it? A policy so needed, and so broad cannot not be perfect out of the gate. There are always things to change and work out as more experience is gained.

Improve upon Obamacare rather than repeal it. Repealing it without having something better to replace it puts healthcare insurance for millions of American at risk.

Shouldn’t all Americans have access to quality healthcare?

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Healthcare Insurance For Millions Of Americans At Risk
Janice Ellis
Janice Ellis
Janice S. Ellis, PhD, is an award-winning author. Her book, From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major book sellers. She has written a column for newspapers, radio, and now online, where she analyzes educational, political, social and economic issues across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. You can see her writings on this website.

16 Comments

  1. Tony says:

    Yes, it’s a ridiculous shame that this is going on. Truth be told, I just think it is out of sheer spite to undo what Obama put in place despite the fact that many Americans will suffer as a result.

  2. Rhodora says:

    Healthcare insurance should be readily accessible to the citizens of the country. Especially those developed countries. I think it could only be hard to avail when a country is either a third world or developing where healthcare insurance isn’t as established as those of the first world countries.

  3. Brenda says:

    It seems that’s one of the greatest games of the current politics, just trying to undo what President Obama did. But I think this was not a great move to put millions of people’s health at risk, just to advance one’s political interests.

  4. Jane Evans says:

    We really need to do everything in our power to improve our healthcare system. And it all begins in and with the government.

  5. Meldred Judith says:

    I believe that healthcare insurance should be a top priority for every country. Each person is entitled for that and it is a right for every country to have his benefits being prioritize above all else especially the healthcare.

  6. Ligaya Sue says:

    I agree all Americans should have access to quality healthcare. Unfortunately people seem to be caught up in discussions of the wrong things while millions suffer.

  7. David Mureithi says:

    Health is a crucial section of every human’s life. When healthcare is poorly provided, a country is at risk of losing labor. It’s important for the government to put measure to keep a better healthcare insurance policy.

  8. David Tjoe says:

    It would be nice to make a new policy if you want to get rid of Obamacare because of political matters. Because after all, for the sake of society, everyone has the right to have access to quality health services.

  9. Kei says:

    I agree with you. It must be fixed rather than to undo it. Healthcare insurance helps a lot of American.

  10. Miracle says:

    We should pay attention to this topic. Healthcare is very important to us.

  11. Angelo says:

    Healthcare is one of the most important things a nation must provide for its people. This must be fixed and make it better.

  12. nicole says:

    it doesn’t just make sense to undo it fixing and improving will be a lot better. A policy so uphold the right seek be made for the common masses.

  13. Alma says:

    I feel sad to those members in Obamacare if this program will be get rid of. I could not imagine how patients with chronic health conditions able to survive by then.

  14. Obalade Damilola says:

    I agree with you..instead if repealing obamacare,it should be improved upon.I hope it will get to an era when our leaders will formulate policies that will affect the people positively

  15. Scott Summers says:

    It all depends on priorities but to be honest I am not that worried because at the very least your health programs are better executed than ours. As someone who lives in a third world country Healthcare is a requirement even more so. I am not saying that its perfect because no system is perfect but the thing is this the US can take a hit and bounce back but not other nations. In reality problems occur but I am sure the US will withstand it.

  16. Jakky says:

    I think this should be sorted out in no time no need of prolonging this I agree with you Affordable Care Act is more positive and comforting to be used.

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