Health Care Prompt Two

In reading this resource I learned that by passing the H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 was going to save approximately $321 billion through the years 2017-2026. The only negative impact that it would have on the people is that the individuals that cannot afford insurance will not have it. The Better Care Reconciliation Act would remove the penalties and make it more expensive for individuals to pay for medical attention. According to the H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 states that “by 2026, an estimated 49 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law” (H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, 2017). This information provided by the Congressional Budget Office and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation have estimated the effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017.

In this case Obamacare provided all a means to be insured and if you were not insured you had to pay a penalty. This in my opinion was beneficial for both the insured and the individuals that do not have it. One of the main things that I would like to know is how much of an impact will it has to those that cannot afford health insurance. The increase of premiums will also negatively impact those that cannot afford it. In conducting further research I found that the affordable care act website had very informational sources to help those looking into becoming more informed in the types of insurances available. The current site that I found is the http://www.medicaid.gov/affordable-care-act/index.html.

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