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Obama Health Care
In the original House bill in 2009, the Affordable Care Act would have required individuals to buy private insurance, but would also have offered a public option in the health insurance exchanges and mandated employers to provide health insurance. Premiums for the public opinion would have varied by region (Chaikind et al. 2009). Both the public option and the employer mandates were removed from the Senate version of the bill and do not exist in Public Law 11-148 that President Obama signed in March 2010. This was a very grave disappointment to liberal and progressive reformers, who had always hoped for a Medicare-for-all plan of national health insurance, but ended up only with mandates to by private health insurance on the exchanges. In both the House and Senate versions of the bill, Medicaid coverage was extended to 150% of the poverty line and Medicare eligibility lowered to age….
Abrams, M. et al. How the Affordable Care Act will Strengthen Primary Care and Benefit Patients, Providers, and Payers. The Commonwealth Fund, 2011.
Chaikind, H. et al. Private Health Care Provisions of HR 3962. Congressional Research Service, 2009.
Chaikind, H. et al. Private Health Insurance Provisions in PPACA (P.L. 111-148). Congressional Research Service, 2010.
Gruber, J. And I. Perry. Will the Affordable Care Act Make Health Insurance Affordable? The Commonwealth Fund, 2011.
he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begun in the Bush administration and have actually been verified by the Obama administration. "his offers a reason for positive outlook about the capability of the insurance coverage growth in the Affordable Care Act to enhance access to and for grownups, however it recommends that doing away with the law or reducing the protection growth might lead to ongoing erosion of grownups' access to care" (Kenney, McMorrow, and others, 2012, p. 899). his act brings with it numerous modifications that benefit individuals living in the United States as well as the enrollees in Medicare. he modifications that are taking place are getting mixed testimonials by individuals questioning if it is actually benefiting everybody.
he Affordable Care Act is looking for to close the Donut Crack within the prescribed strategy. Deep within the act in itle III, Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Healthcare is….
The Affordable Care Act is looking for to close the Donut Crack within the prescribed strategy. Deep within the act in Title III, Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of Healthcare is where you can discover the Medicare Component D. modifications. The United States Division of Health and Human services carried out an analysis that reveals over the next 10 years an individual signed up in Medicare can conserve near to $3,500 on medicine expenses (Targeted News Services, 2011). "Without the Affordable Care Act, lots of senior citizens and individuals with impairments would pay two times as much for their prescribed medicines in the Donut Crack" (Targeted News Services, 2011, p. 1). The brand-new law will minimize the Donut Crack which will lower expense responsibility. "The accurate schedule of reduced out-of-wallet expenses hinges on whether the prescribed medicines possess trademark or band name or whether they are generic" (Kaplan, 2011, p. 25). Enhancing the accessibility of generics will yield considerable cost savings. The Donut Crack will not entirely close however a 25% gap is left for the enrollee.
To be able to obtain to this 25% space, closing portions of the space will be phased in over a 10-year duration. "For generic medicines, expenses lower by just 7% in 2011, and the enrollee carries on to pay most of the appropriate expenses till the year 2018" (Kaplan, 2011, p. 25). Up until the end of the stage in duration, common medicines will cost even more than branded ones. Reason being, the government desires both common and brand minimized up until both equal 25%. "The enrollee's portion responsibility for branded medicines is lesser than the similar portion for generic medicines till they both reach the 25% level in 2020" (Kaplan, 2011, p. 25).
In the course of his campaign, Obama inspired millions of Americans - young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, and from every racial and ethnic background. hen Obama walked into the room. . The crowd was transfixed (Tufankjuan, 2008). The goal, of course, is that in politics, as well as society, race plays no part in the decision process. Thanks to previous Civil Rights advocates, and people like Jesse Jackson, Obama was not the first minority to attempt a high political seat. This is even more important when one realizes the election was not won on race, but on a combination of issues appropriate focus on sections of the electorate in which his message resonated (Metzler, 2008).
Political Advertising and Propaganda: Political advertising and social rhetoric are certainly not new to the arena of campaigns. Politicians in Ancient Greece and Rome used pamphlets, orations, and their own brand….
Expressing that he finds transparency to be an important characteristic of the United States' government, President Barack Obama has encouraged leaders everywhere to increase the level of honesty with which they guide their countries. According to David Axelrod, a hite House senior advisor, Obama has a "belief in transparency" that was one of the major factors he considered when making this important decision (Allen para. 2). The fact that the release of these documents has increased the government's transparency, at least in regards to the matter of torture, cannot be denied. hen he chose to release the documents, President Obama knew that they would be damaging to the government's image. Certainly, images of prisoners being harshly interrogated do not bode well for the government, regardless of what one believes about the topic. Thus, this step shows that Obama is ready to show the United States and the world even….
This demonstrates the personal nature of the quest that Obama had for achieving healthcare reform in this country, ensuring that everyone had reliable access to quality care (Defrank 2010). The author cites many individuals and incidents that were likely influential in shaping Obama's vision regarding healthcare reform, but does not demonstrate a causal or substantiated link between these specific identified influences and Obama's actual decisions. This makes his claims at least somewhat if not entirely suspect.
In the online news source Black Voices, Paul Shepard notes that it is largely through his personal charisma and speaking abilities that Obama has been able to push his healthcare legislation through, especially with the voters; he also uses several personal anecdotes during his appeals to people in an effort to persuade them of the necessity and benefit of his healthcare reform plan (Shepard 2010). These conclusions are drawn through direct observation of live….
BBC News. (2010). "Profile: Barak Obama." Accessed 4 May 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/3936013.stm
Defrank, T. (2010). "History in the making: Healthcare bill cements President Obama's legacy." New York Daily News. Accessed 4 May 2010. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/03/22/2010-03-22_history_in_the_making_healthcare_bill_cements_president_obamas_legacy.html#ixzz0n0rO8xPh
On the Issues. (2010). "Barak Obama on Healthcare." Accessed 4 May 2010. http://www.ontheissues.org/barack_obama.htm
Shepard, P. (2010). "Health care bill: Obama gets personal in Ohio." Black voices. Accessed 4 May 2010. http://www.bvblackspin.com/2010/03/15/health-care-bill-ohio/
Obama and Reagan
Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama
There are parallels between the presidency of Ronald Reagan and Barak Obama. The similarities between the leaders make for an uncomplicated comparison; however, the differences provide greater explanatory power. Barak Obama has been credited with some of the stellar qualities of Ronald Reagan. There oratory skills are comparable and they were both popular at the beginning of their terms. Reagan became a republican icon. hile the final statement on Obama is some distance away, he is becoming increasingly unpopular as a president. How do we account for this? In this essay we will compare and contrast the presidents and their policies. Ultimately, it will become apparent that the similarities are merely superficial, the ideological and policy differences of the Obama and Reagan presidencies account for the variant receptions they received from the American public during their presidencies. Obama is becoming unpopular not because of….
Boyd, Richard W., Mencher, Paul R., Paseltiner, Philip J., Paul, Ezra, and Vajda, Alexander S. "The 1984 Election as Anthony Downs and Stanley Kelley Might Interpret It." Political Behavior 10.3 (1988): 197-213.
De Muth, Christopher. "Reaganomics: How's It Going?" National Review 58.16 (2006): 36-38.
Freeman, Jo. "The Political Culture of the Democratic and Republican Parties." Political Science Quarterly 101.3 (1986): 327-356.
Gibbs, Nancy. "The All-American President: Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004)." Time Magazine 14 Jun. 2004. Web
Obama N. acism
Obama and acism
Throughout history, several factors have always helped decide who was entitled to even run for the esteemed office of the President of the United States of America. Military service, a prominent Governorship, family connections, the number of slaves owned and of course having a boat load of money clearly helped. Of course, this list offered no guarantees of making the short list. The nations' power brokers made sure that this post only became available to an elite club. That club had very strict entry criteria and one thing was certain, having a skin color other than white was more than likely not going to ever look good on one's resume. Secret rules of potential presidential club membership were in place for over two hundred years and the majority of the world considered that race was one particular requirement that was never going to be negotiable.
Akram, Susan M. (2002). "The Aftermath of September 11, 2001: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims in America." Arab Studies Quarterly.
Bohmer, Peter. (1998). Marxist Theory of Racism and Racial Inequality. Retrieved October 30, 2009, from http://academic.evergreen.edu/b/bohmerp/marxracism.htm
Department of Labor. (2004). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved October 30, 2009, from http://www.bls.gov/
Lee, Ruth (2001). Immigrant nurses' experience of racism. (Profession and Society). Journal of Nursing Scholarship.
There is still much more work to be done, however. In order to be reelected, Mr. Obama must focus on the future. The nation must continue to build the economy by reducing the unemployment rate, continuing to address the foreclosure crisis, and helping people rebuild devastated investment and retirement accounts. e must end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Although progress in health care reform has been made, more changes are still needed. To be reelected, Mr. Obama must remind people of the changes he promised in 2008 and how those promises were fulfilled. It is important voters understand that Mr. Obama is not just full of empty talk, but that he can effect real change.
It will be difficult for Mr. Obama to be reelected in 2012 because, despite all his accomplishments, the Tea Party Movement has been very critical of the Administration and has gained a large following.….
Obama Clinton Reform
Obama and Clinton Health Care Reform
The current state of healthcare in the United States represents a situation that is unique by international standards. hen considering the average costs per citizen against the health outcomes that can be expected, the United States represents the most inefficient medical system in the world. The U.S. spends more than any other country per capita while providing its population with health outcomes that are generally estimated to be rated anywhere between twenty-fifth to thirty-third in the world. The fact that the system needs reform was debated by few. However, the types of reforms that were needed were a polarizing issue in the U.S. Both Democratic presidents Clinton and Obama have attempted to expand access to the healthcare system with only the later succeeding.
Before President Clinton there was a long line of Presidents who tried to address the needed healthcare reforms. However the Clinton….
Obama Urges Tougher Laws on Fnancal Fraud
In the wake of the Wall Street bank balouts and the varous securty fraud cases that have occurred natonally the Obama admnstraton has been under pressure to enact new legslaton that effectvely prosecutes fnancal fraud cases. Crtcs have argued that fnancal regulators have lacked the tools necessary to properly nvestgate and prosecute the fnancal executves who were responsble for the near collapse that occurred n late 2008. The artcle, however, ponts out that the proposed Obama legslaton has lttle chance of passng Congress due to electon pressures and the acrmonous atmosphere on the Hll. Recent efforts by the S.E.C. To enforce exstng securty laws have met wth lttle success due to the nherent weaknesses n such laws.
Week Two: January 27, 2012
Low-ball bdders n many markets learn they can no longer get a steal on a house [HIDDEN]
For several years the housng market has suffered….
imposes $321.6M criminal fine against Merck over Vioxx off-label marketing
The Vioxx controversy which has been brewing since 2004 when the product was removed from the market place took a new turn when a Boston federal court judge imposed a criminal fine against Merck and Co. For its activities in promoting and marketing the drug. This latest action adds to the difficulties that Merck has experienced over the past several years regarding this drug. These court imposed sanctions are in addition to the millions that the company has paid in civil actions to individual users of the product.
Other minor information was also included in the article. It reported that historically, there were similar initiatives done by former U.S. presidents, stating that Obama's school speech was not an original endeavor, and has actually been done by Presidents George H.W. Bush and onald eagan. In addition, the news article also focused its attention on the students' (and public's) reaction on Obama's request to students to draft letters stating "what they can do to help the President." Despite criticism about this request for draft letters from students, the report did not disclose the reasons why Obama's 'methodology' was criticized.
NY Daily News, meanwhile, centered on one view point only, and this was about author Michael Daly's opinion on Obama's school speech, an event which he termed as an opportunity, supposedly, of students to witness the president's "hard-earned wisdom from the man who proved anyone really can grow up to be President."….
Daly, M. (September 8, 2009). "Our kids need President Obama's wisdom." New York Daily News website. Available at: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2009/09/08/2009-09-08_our_kids_need_president_obamas_wisdom.html .
"Obama urges students to work hard, stay in school." (September 8, 2009). Cable News Network (CNN) Website. Available at: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/08/obama.school.speech/index.html .
He writes, "Barack Obama has charisma and charm but in terms of character, values and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson... The basic difference between Sen. Obama, right and leftist professors is simply a matter of style and language" (illiams). He adds the major problems of the black community are "family breakdown, illegitimacy, fraudulent education and a high rate of criminality. To confront these problems... requires political courage and that's an attribute that Obama and most other politicians lack" (illiams). illiams realizes there is no substance to Obama.
I think McCain will win because when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of things, most Americans do not want more of their money taken away from them. Everyone knows that Democrats love to raise taxes and Obama did not say that raising taxes was out of the question. He tries to make it sound like he will only tax….
Sowell, Thomas. "Record vs. Rhetoric." TownHall.com. October 17, 2008. Information Retrieved October 30, 2008. http://townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2008/10/17/record_versus_rhetoric
Williams, Walter, "Is Obama Ready for America? TownHall.com. March 26, 2008. Information Retrieved October 30, 2008. http://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2008/03/26/is_obama_ready_for_america
The First Presidential Debate." New York Times Online. September 26, 2008. http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/debates/transcripts/first-presidential-debate.html
February 28, 2012). Positive figures have proven to predict election winners: Clinton, G.W. Bush, while negative values have predicted losing campaigns G.H.W. Bush lost (Saad, L. January 16, 2012). A broader study of consumer confidence by the Conference Board indicates that scores under 100 mean a losing reelection bid. Ford, Carter, and Bush had scores of 87, 65, and 61 respectively. Winners: eagan, Clinton, and G.W. Bush had values of 100, 107, and 106 respectively (Economist Outlook.blog. June 17, 2011) Obama currently has a 75 score (ove, K. March 1, 2012).
III. Health Care
A. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is unpopular. "Nationally, some 50% of those surveyed said that passage of the law was a "bad thing" while 42% said it was a "good thing." Some 38% of swing state voters said passage of the law was a "good thing." (Scicchitano, P. February 27, 2012)
B. The individual….
Economist Outlook.blog. (June 17, 2011). Consumer Confidence and Election Results.
Economic Outlook.blog. Retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2011/06/17/consumer-confidence-and-election-results/
Jacobe, D. (February 28, 2012). U.S. Economic Confidence Flat Last Week. Gallup.com.
Retrieved March 1, 2012 from http://www.gallup.com/poll/152990/Economic-Confidence-Flat-Last-Week.aspx
The most controversial aspect of the plan was the proposed national health insurance plan. In the November 19th address, President Truman called for the creation of a national health insurance fund, to be run by the federal government. This fund would be open to all Americans, but would remain optional. Participants would pay monthly fees into the plan, which would cover the cost of any and all medical expenses that arose in a time of need. The government would pay for the cost of services rendered by any doctor who chose to join the program. In addition, the insurance plan would give a cash balance to the policy holder to replace wages lost due to illness or injury (Truman Library).
Obama's Universal Healthcare Proposal
The Obama-iden plan provides affordable, accessible health care for all Americans, builds on the existing health care system, and uses existing providers, doctors and plans to implement the….
Obama health care program, it must be remembered that prior to the enactment of such legislation the United States was the only developed country in the world to not have a universal health care system for its citizens (Fein). Although the Obama health care program is a step forward there are still loopholes in said program that leave some segments of American society without adequate insurance coverage.
One of the most frequently cited arguments against the Obama health care plan is the fear it constitutes socialized medicine (Iglehart). For many Americans, even the tinge of possible socialism causes concerns and makes many individuals close their mind to anything that they feel is socialistic. The problem, however, is that many people do not understand what socialism is. If the Obama plan were to be considered as an attempt to socialize the delivery of health care services in the United States the….
American Medical Association. "Affordable Health Care for All Americans." Journal of the American Medical Association (2008): 1927-1928.
Balkin, Jack M. "The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate for Health Insurance." New England Journal of Medicine (2010): 482-483.
Fein, Rashi. "Universal Health Insurance - Let the Debate Resume." Journal of the American Medical Association (2003): 818-820.
Hall, Mark A. "Commerce Clause Challenges to Health Care Reform." University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2011): 1825-1872.
Obama Health Care In the original House bill in 2009, the Affordable Care Act would have required individuals to buy private insurance, but would also have offered a public option…Read Full Paper ❯
he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begun in the Bush administration and have actually been verified by the Obama administration. "his offers a reason for positive outlook about…Read Full Paper ❯
In the course of his campaign, Obama inspired millions of Americans - young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, and from every racial and ethnic background.…Read Full Paper ❯
Expressing that he finds transparency to be an important characteristic of the United States' government, President Barack Obama has encouraged leaders everywhere to increase the level of honesty…Read Full Paper ❯
This demonstrates the personal nature of the quest that Obama had for achieving healthcare reform in this country, ensuring that everyone had reliable access to quality care (Defrank…Read Full Paper ❯
Obama and Reagan Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama Point-by-Point There are parallels between the presidency of Ronald Reagan and Barak Obama. The similarities between the leaders make for an uncomplicated comparison; however,…Read Full Paper ❯
Obama N. acism Obama and acism Throughout history, several factors have always helped decide who was entitled to even run for the esteemed office of the President of the United States…Read Full Paper ❯
There is still much more work to be done, however. In order to be reelected, Mr. Obama must focus on the future. The nation must continue to build…Read Full Paper ❯
Obama Clinton Reform Obama and Clinton Health Care Reform The current state of healthcare in the United States represents a situation that is unique by international standards. hen considering the average…Read Full Paper ❯
Obama Urges Tougher Laws on Fnancal Fraud In the wake of the Wall Street bank balouts and the varous securty fraud cases that have occurred natonally the Obama admnstraton has…Read Full Paper ❯
" Other minor information was also included in the article. It reported that historically, there were similar initiatives done by former U.S. presidents, stating that Obama's school speech was not…Read Full Paper ❯
He writes, "Barack Obama has charisma and charm but in terms of character, values and understanding, he is no Jackie Robinson... The basic difference between Sen. Obama, right…Read Full Paper ❯
February 28, 2012). Positive figures have proven to predict election winners: Clinton, G.W. Bush, while negative values have predicted losing campaigns G.H.W. Bush lost (Saad, L. January 16,…Read Full Paper ❯
The most controversial aspect of the plan was the proposed national health insurance plan. In the November 19th address, President Truman called for the creation of a national health…Read Full Paper ❯
Obama health care program, it must be remembered that prior to the enactment of such legislation the United States was the only developed country in the world to…Read Full Paper ❯