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Megan Noll

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Transcript of Obamacare

Jason Pepper, Jack Hafer, Megan Noll Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

...not socialism. In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act which expands healthcare to many Americans and limits the power insurance companies have over consumers.
Soon after, many states filed a lawsuit against the act.
In 2012, the Supreme Court decided that the law is Constitutional.
The plan proposes a step-by-step process of change from 2010-2014. Summary Barack Obama

Senate Finance Committee:
Max Baucus
Chuck Grassley
Kent Conrad
Olympia Snowe
Jeff Bingaman
Mike Enzi

111th/112th Congress
The Supreme Court Key Players History: Results: We are here Implementations as of now:
In 2010, healthcare.gov was created to constantly update citizens on the progress of the plan (we are now partially through the 2012 plan)

Supreme Court Ruling: 5 to 4 ruling for Obamacare with no provisions struck down. Roberts called the individual mandate (“shared responsibility payment” to the government) a tax rather than an unfunded mandate. It was not upheld under the Commerce Clause. It was upheld under the constitutional power to tax.

Bipartisan Agreements: Written by both parties, and Roberts, the swing vote, ruled in favor of the act in contrast to his usual conservative viewpoints. Before Obamacare, only talk of universal health care had occurred in the United States (Truman's Plan denounced as "socialism"; recent proposed legislation as early as 1993). Employer-sponsored health care coverage became dominant. Solving the problem of 45 million uninsured Americans was a significant issue in the 2008 campaign Federal government has long played a significant role in health care coverage since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid; yet other elements of health care coverage have been private or locally governed There was much opposition to the bill from the Tea Party and other conservative groups, but Obama signed it into law in March 2010. which level of government expanded power? The national government Control over the insurance commissions of individual states.
Took power away from the private sector by regulating insurance corporations 27 states and several other groups filed lawsuits over Obamacare the day starting it was signed; most states joined Florida's lawsuit. Congressional efforts to repeal the law also began.
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