What was the article about?
These days’ people are inundated with so many new laws and policy changes regarding healthcare. One of utmost importance is the Affordable Healthcare Act. It has recently become a very important topic of much debate and controversy nationwide. It is an issue that will affect millions of Americans. There are so many questions that have come into play regarding how these new laws not only affect employers, but how they will affect people in general. In the article, “Another delay in Health Law’s Employer requirements”, by Ricardo Alonso, the
author makes some interesting points in regards to the healthcare system.
First of all, there have been many controversial articles, ads, media reports about healthcare. The coverage becomes so redundant that the idea of supporting the Affordable Health Care Act begins to have a negative connotation. For example, according to the article, “Republicans trying to take control of the Senate in the November elections have once again made President Barrack Obama’s healthcare law their top issue, casting it as a job killer”. Fortunately, we can argue that the biggest downfall is not the Affordable Health Care Act itself, but the lack of education behind it. Our stance should not rely on too many unsupported generalizations. Therefore, the author is misrepresenting the outcome the Affordable Health Care Act would have on both employers and employees.
Second of all, the fact is that there have been several obstacles that have hindered the Affordable Health Care Act’s progression, such as technical and enrollment issues. Some of these issues have caused much confusion for people in general because it entails many different facets that people may not be familiar with. Many people may not realize the importance of health care, and how it affects everyone, whether they have it or not. The purpose remains to help people understand the impact the lack of insurance would have on society as a whole. People need to view it not only as a lifeline, but as a way to provide prevention, intervention, and ultimately treatment.
• Who needs help? Is help being provided? Who is receiving help?
In this particular instance, the ones that are in need of help are the working class of men and women that do not have medical coverage, many of which are not receiving help from the many different venues...