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Universal Healthcare


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A little information for the average citizen regarding The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Good information is always neccesary when developing an opinion.

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Universal Healthcare

  1. 1. Universal HealthcarePresented by: Craig Colburn, Patrick Cuff, Juli Molecavage, Bill Perkins, Cleon Sellers, Alisia Simon Course: SOCI-4080-18, Social Responsibility Instructor: Corey Vigdor Date: May 19, 2012
  2. 2. Obama Care• Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act• Substantial Target• “A bridge too far”• No limit• Federal/Local Government
  3. 3. Basic Fear“Many other products may plausibly serve the public health, and so people could be compelled, perhaps, to purchase broccoli or electric cars.” - Arkes, H. (2011)
  4. 4. Physician Payments Sunshine Act• Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act• Legislation• Requires all manufacturers of drugs, biological, and medical devices• Cause more expenditures
  5. 5. Healthcare Costs• Cost for private sector has increased• Affordable Care Act of 2010• Recession & National Debt• Clear choices for consumers• Provide greater access
  6. 6. Medicaid and Medicare• Pay-per-service system• Hospitals cut corners• Public mistrust of government healthcare• Sustainable runaway spending on Medicaid and Medicare
  7. 7. References• Arkes, H. (2011). Natural rights trump obamacare, or should. First things: a monthly journal of religion & public life, (218), 41-46.• Goldman, D. , Sood, N. (2006) Health Affairs, 25, no.5. Rising Medicare Costs: Are We In Crisis? Retrieved from:• Halvorson, G. (2007). Understanding the trade-offs of the Canadian health system. Heathcare Financial Management, 82-84.• H.R. 4872 (111th): Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 -for-medicare/
  8. 8. References Continued• Kennedy, E. (2009). „The cause of my life.‟ Inside the fight for universal healthcare. Newsweek, 154(4), 34-39.• Klebanow, D. (2012). Obamacare Remains on the March. USA today magazine, 140(2800), 22-24.• Kotlikoff, L. (2007, Oct). Healthcare Fix : Universal Insurance for All Americans. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA.• Onegeeksolutions. (2012, May 19). ObamaCare decide 4 yourself . Retrieved from• Seidman, G. (2010). Is a flat-line a good thing? On the privatization of Israel‟s healthcare system. American Journal of Law & Medicine, 36, 452-481.
  9. 9. References Continued• Senger, Alyene: IPAB Spells Gloom And Doom For Medicare. Retrieved from:• Troy, Tevi (2012). Obama Care in the Supreme Court. Commentary, Feb2012, Vol. 133 Issue 2, p20-24, 5p cef9-470f-a933- cf857b173ebc%40sessionmgr13&vid=4&hid=17&bquery=obama+care&bdata=J mRiPWE5aCZjbGkwPUZUJmNsdjA9WSZ0eXBlPTEmc2l0ZT1laG9zdC1saXZlJ nNjb3BlPXNpdGU%3d#1• U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2012). The Health Care Law and You. Retrieved from: