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Biden plans to restore Obamacare during his presidency, as well as make the ACA a better and more effective system.

Will Biden restore ObamaCare?

With new president-elect, Joe Biden, can we look forward to a more progressive future that tackles multiple social issues, specifically, healthcare?

November 26, 2020

Joe Biden speaking with supporters at a rally. (Photo via Gage Skidmore under creative commons license)

The President-elect Joe Biden is promising to take the country down a vastly different, better, and exceptionally progressive path to a brighter future compared to what has been seen over the past four years under President Donald Trump. He is assuring the public that prominent key issues such as the coronavirus, the crippling education system, environmental plans, but most importantly healthcare will be tackled to guarantee overall protection for all Americans.  

In 2011, with the help of ObamaCare, millions of low-income individuals, and those in minority groups, have had the opportunity to pursue career jobs (Photo via Nancy Pelosi under creative commons license)

The Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, was signed into legislation in 2010 during President Barack Obama’s 1st term. The act aimed to provide affordable health insurance coverage for all Americans, as well as protect individuals from insurance company tactics that inflated patient costs.

According to Dr. Christopher Lillis, a member of Doctors for America, “The ACA will help all Americans have a higher quality and less costly healthcare for decades to come.”

Although millions of unemployed, low-income and disabled consumers benefited from receiving insurance coverage, the Obamacare program has always been a controversial issue, mainly among conservative representatives who despised the higher taxes and premiums needed to afford the ACA.

After Obama completed his second term as president, Donald Trump, the current and next head of state, has continued to cut outreach and subsidies for Obamacare, while preaching that “We will have healthcare which is far better than ObamaCare, at a far lower cost – big premium reduction.” Yet in recent years, it is estimated that over 20 million Americans have lost their healthcare coverage.

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For years Trump has used his words instead of introducing a stable and beneficial substantive policy. Logically, when Joe Biden was running against Trump in this year’s election, one of his many priorities and promises was restoring a better and more efficient Obamacare, stopping short of a total system remake. With Biden’s recent victory in this year’s messy election, his administration continues to pursue a plan to change a range of policies from coverage to value-based care and the age for Medicare eligibility. For over 10 years, the ACA has been under relentless attack, but Biden guarantees that as

This detailed poster describes a brief path or plan Bidens Administration is planning to take with Healthcare in the U.S (Safaa Asif)

president these offenses will be stopped.

According to Biden’s official website instead of starting from scratch and getting rid of private insurance, he has a plan to build on the Affordable Care Act by giving Americans more choice, reducing health care costs, and making our health care system less complex to navigate. Biden understands that you should not have to choose between putting food on the table and going to the doctor to fill a prescription.

The Biden administration aims to fulfill three goals: “give every American access to health insurance, provide the peace of mind of affordable, quality health care and a less complex health care system, and lastly stand up to the abuse of power by prescription drug corporations.”

Biden’s stand on the national healthcare crisis would drastically improve the cost of the Obamacare market plans for those who currently receive only a small portion of premium subsidies. 

Biden’s progressive administration will be more inclined to promote and expand the insurance exchanges under the affordable care act as well as regulate prescription costs for Americans across the nation. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege and it is about time that the President of our country realizes the repercussions of denying its citizens the safety of an ethical healthcare system.

Give people what they need: food, medicine, clean air, pure water, trees and grass, pleasant homes to live in, some hours of work, more hours of leisure. Don’t ask who deserves it. Every human being deserves it.”

— Howard Zinn


Joe Biden’s new plan for the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare will steer the country to trust the healthcare system (Safaa Asif)

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