Health Care and Affordable Care Act
What steps of the lawmaking process did it go through? Is it in effect today? It was introduced in the House as the “Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act of 2009” by Charles Rangel on September 17, 2009. Committee consideration by: Ways and Means. It was passed the House on October 8, 2009. Passed the Senate as the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” on December 24, 2009 (60-39) with amendment. House agreed to Senate amendment on March 21, 2010 (219-212).
Signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. It’s currently still in effect but it will be experiencing changes. What did people think about the bill or law? What did supporters say? What did critics say? Many were against it because they didn’t know what it would do. Supporters said that this would help those who don’t have proper health care. Critics said this is an exact copy of Romneycare and that this was only going to cause more issues.
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How could this bill or law affect everyday Americans?
Many get health insurance through your employer or the government as 80 percent of Americans do it’s very unlikely that you’ll interact with Obamacare’s coverage expansion at all. There are other provisions in Obamacare, like some of the efforts to improve care quality or cut health-care costs that could affect others. How could this bill or law affect other levels of government? Many are blaming the government for the failure of the ACA. This has become a huge issue for the government, for as of now, many are worried.