Obamacare as the Affordable Care Act is popularly referred to, is still eliciting substantial debate in the public domain in the United States. A number of American states and quite a significant number of individuals have criticized the act and sought legal redress aimed at declaring the Act unconstitutional. In fact, the debate on the Affordable Care Act has turned out to be an emotive issue in the US. This paper seeks to outline the implications of the Act among the different communities in the state of Texas (Demtrius, 2013).
The Texan is one of the American states with the highest number of uninsured citizens. Various reasons have been suggested to explain why such a scenario exists in a state considered to be among the richest in the nation. With apparently a high number of Texans reluctant to adopt the Affordable Care Act, there has arisen an argument that the Act has a dictatorial aspect in which individuals are required to subscribe without necessarily invoking their consent. In addition to this, the Act has been accused to be favoring low-earners and discriminating against high-earners, not just in Texas but also all over the America. Such arguments against the Act have led to a scenario where most of the Texans perceive it negatively.
The negative perception of the Act in Texas has had quite a significant effect on the delivery of health services to Texans. With most Texans still avoiding to adopt the Act, logically, the effects have been magnified in the entire health services delivery sector in Texas. With the high costs usually incurred as charges for health services, most Texans without the Obamacare insurance are on the verge failing to meet costs of health services. The Act needs to be redefined to meet the desired aspects of different Texan and American communities (Demtrius, 2013).
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