Pro to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Today, after almost a century of trying... health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America...
This year, tens of thousands of uninsured Americans with preexisting conditions, the parents of children who have a preexisting condition, will finally be able to purchase the coverage they need...
This year, insurance companies will no longer be able to drop people’s coverage when they get sick. They won’t be able to place lifetime limits or restrictive annual limits on the amount of care they can receive.
This year, all new insurance plans will be required to offer free preventive care. And this year, young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ policies until they’re 26 years old. That happens this year...
Once this reform is implemented, health insurance exchanges will be created, a competitive marketplace where uninsured people and small businesses will finally be able to purchase affordable, quality insurance...
I’m signing this bill for all the leaders who took up this cause through the generations - from Teddy Roosevelt to Franklin Roosevelt, from Harry Truman, to Lyndon Johnson."
"Remarks by the President and Vice President at Signing of the Health Insurance Reform Bill," www.whitehouse.gov, Mar. 23, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
44th President of the United States, Jan. 20, 2009-Jan. 20, 2017
Member, US Senate (D-IL), 2005-2008
Member, US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Member, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Member, US Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Member, US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, 2005-2006
Member, Illinois State Senate, 1997-2004
Attorney, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, 1993-2004
Former teacher, Constitutional Law, University of Chicago