Latinos & ObamaCare

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September 10, 2012 by mramos7

The Obama Administration Affordable Care Act, or, ObamaCare is a health care program that works towards getting all citizens in the United States affordable health care. The Democratic party is in favor of this program, but the Republican party on the other hand, want to demolish it. The Affordable Care Act under ObamaCare, states that insurance plans must “cover preventative services”. Under this act, insurance companies are also not allowed to drop its members when they are sick and must offer other protections. The Republican party opposes to this because they believe that it will put the United States in debt since money will have to be spent on insurance for every American citizen. “In our view the entire Act before us is invalid in its entirety” says four Supreme Court judges opposed to this Act. What most people do not know, however, is that ObamaCare supports many Hispanic-owned small businesses. Hispanic-owned small businesses’ revenue has increased by 55 percent to $350 billion in only five years. This is a big deal because right now is a time where Hispanic-Americans are not being taken seriously because of immigration. Now-a-days Hispanic-owned businesses are being questioned for papers that prove residency or citizenship and due to the lack of trust, they are starting to lose customers and business all together, so the fact that they are increasing revenue at such a fast rate is significant in the Hispanic community. ObamaCare helped Latino-owned businesses, as well as all businesses, “grow with tax rebates to the tune of $1.1 Billion.” Not only is ObamaCare helping businesses but it also helps get Latinos on both ends of the healthcare spectrum. The Affordable Care Act also helps provide resources for Latinos to become doctors, because the more people that receive health care, the more medical jobs are going to be needed, which can be given to Latinos. Overall, I believe that ObamaCare benefits the Latino community, and even though the Republican party believes it to be unconstitutional, it creates more jobs and helps support businesses.

 

http://nbclatino.com/2012/07/24/opinion-health-care-rebates-equal-big-money-for-hispanic-small-businesses/

http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacare-facts.php

http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/republican_party_health_care.htm

http://politic365.com/2012/06/28/scotus-5-things-the-obamacare-ruling-does-for-black-and-latino-communities/

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