Government Involvement in Healthcare

Session 12 – Government Involvement in Healthcare

 

Discussion – Session 12

Objective: Describe the impact that government-sponsored health care programs have on the American health care system.

The links below give a pro and con position on the affordability of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (AKA Obamacare). One author states that the ACA is still affordable regardless of the current increases in premium costs, the other takes the view that ACA is not affordable.

Attached are two links to an articles regarding the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare). Read the article and respond to the following:

  1. Which position do you agree with and why?
  2. Author Anish Koda says one of the reasons that the ACA is not affordable, is because the young and healthy have not signed up for coverage. What would you do to encourage the young and healthy to sign up?
  3. Has the Affordable Care Act affected you or a family member? Describe how.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/health-cents/Obamacare-insurance-is-a-bargain-even-with-recent-rate-hikes.html (Links to an external site.)

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/health-cents/Obamacare-insurance-No-bargain.html (Links to an external site.)