Throughout the 2012 election, the single biggest debate was on healthcare and exactly how it should be approached. Are Americans entitled to health care, or is this just another ploy for government control? Many ethical questions and dilemmas arise when trying to consider all the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act. A clear message was sent to American employers. And employees when the Supreme Court passed the bill set in motion by current president Mr. Barack Obama. We are in the midst of change that will have a valid impact on the working class, employers and the overall control of how our health care system operates.
At a first glance, universal health care was deemed a great idea by many people. This would allow health insurance to be extended to people in a bracket. That did not meet poverty standards or qualify for Medicaid, but could not afford health care respectably. The new regulations. Would put a stop to insurance companies mistreating the people who were supposedly protected under their care. Including but not limited to dropping insurance coverage on individuals who acquired a condition or disease through loop holes and other unethical means. The new laws are to go in effect in 2014 and will also stop insurance companies from denying medical benefits to people with pre-existing conditions (Souter & Gurevitz, 2012).
This will allow families who have children that are born with disabilities to obtain the essentials for their special needs. Thus, preventing even more costly consequences in the future due to the families not being able to afford the care needed. In addition, by providing proper preventative care before more costly medications and treatments are needed for individuals and their families, will surly save the American consumer and tax payer a considerable amount of money in the long run. New enforced laws would also ensure that employers offer their employees insurance that promotes the preventative and essential care.