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Transcript of Obamacare
Problems with our Health Care System
By the Numbers...
Americans were uninsured
of Adults aged 18-34
uninsured for a year
Source: CDC & NIH
Obama's 2008 Promise:
"Keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for every single American."
• Lower premiums for those who have health care and let those without coverage "get the same kind of coverage that members of Congress give themselves."
• Make sure insurance companies "stop discriminating against those who are sick and need care the most."
Expanding Medicaid 138% above FPL
Stay on parents' plan until 26 years old.
No lifetime limits caps.
Access to Mammograms and Contraception
Can't Deny Pre-Existing Conditions
Exchanges on October 1st.
80% Rule for Insurance Companies
Rebates/Tax Credits for Medicaid for borderline Medicaid cases.
State Government Arguments
Upper classes will be taxed more
States say they will not be able to afford it.
Increased cost of Insurance
By 2015, businesses with 50 (or more) full-time employees must provide healthcare. This leads to businesses cutting employee hours
Contraceptive Debates - Conservative states do not like.
Makes Democrats look good.
Constitutionality Challenged & Tea Party Movement
“Final” Deadline Arrives for Health Insurance Exchanges, Majority of States Still Resisting ObamaCare. Wildfire, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://wildfirewire.com/final-deadline-arrives-for-health-insurance-exchanges-majority-of-states-still-resisting-obamacare/>.
Foley Hoag. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.foleyhoag.com/publications/alerts-and-updates/2012/june/summary-of-supreme-court-affordable-care-act-opinion-062812>.
Inside the Obamacare Resistance. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/01/inside-the-obamacare-resistance/>.
ObamaCare Facts: Facts on the Obama Health Care Plan. Obamacare Facts, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacare-facts.php>.
Obama spells out plans for change. CNN, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/29/obama.promises/>.
State resistance to Obamacare: It’s pretty much politics. The Washington Post, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/08/03/state-resistance-to-obamacare-its-pretty-much-politics/>.
States’ Obamacare Resistance Has Deep Roots. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/22/states-obamacare_n_3794877.html>.
The White House Blog. The White House, n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2013. <http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/28/supreme-court-upholds-president-obamas-health-care-reform>.
Supreme Court Case
5-4 Ruling in Favor
Individual Mandate is Constitutional
Fine for not enrolling, not illegal.
States do not have to accept Medicaid expansion.
National Federation of Independent Business
v. Sebelius (Sec of HHS)
Argued that Individual Mandate
was Unconstitutional & Requiring Insurance for Employees is
Federal Government Arguments
- Full time healthcare is a right.
More Americans will be insured
- Women can't be charged more
- Young adults can stay on their family's plans until the age of 26