The History of ACA in Indiana and Possible Changes under Trump
Anytime there is a change of leadership in governance, people will always experience different changes in this is the change that the people of Indiana of been experiencing under the leadership of Pres. Obama and Trump especially on the health sector. When Pres. Obama came into office, there was the introduction of the Affordable Care Act that would be beneficial to the people of Indiana. ACA also called Obama care has been a very debated topic across many platforms among the politicians, shareholders, and policymakers since it was signed in, in 2010 into law. The main aim of the law that was signed in by the president Obama, was to facilitate easy purchases of policies from different systems such as the tax credit, health insurance exchange and other subsidiaries. This was a shift from what was happening before where Medicaid expansion was voluntary in different states. Given in this article are some of the impacts of the is he in the Indiana and possible changes after the order by Pres. Trump.
Statistics were done after the introduction of ACA in Indiana and there was a notable number of people were uninsured. Many researchers took the impact of the ACA which was introduced by Pres. Obama very seriously and after long research, they found that between 2013 and 2014, the number of uninsured people in Indiana reduced by 18.8% that is from 45 million people to 36.7 million people. Additionally, there has been a constant drop in the number of uninsured people since the introduction of is ACA by Pres. Obama in 2010 being 16.3%, 14.5% in 2013, 11.7% in 2014 and started to ensure that by the end of 2016, the number had dropped to 8.6%. The ACA was effective in dropping the number of uninsured people in Indiana because of the eligibility of the Medicare programs as well as improved tax credit allowing people to purchase private insurance. These are going to change because according to the Trumps order, the government is not going to subsidize which was the main reason as to why people were able to enroll for the insurance policies meaning it will be expensive as it increased the taxes.
ACA was also beneficial in different ways, in that it also including the expansion of coverage options for people. ACA was very powerful in establishing or limiting the out-of-pocket costs, therefore, minimizing the amount of money that people would pay from their pockets or family plan for the treatment.It is said that it expanded their Medicaid 130 % of the federal poverty levels and therefore providing coverage for the adults to without children as it was the first time. However, when the Trumpcare comes in, the expansion idea will be eliminated by 2020.Through the ACA also, there was the possibility of insurance exchanges especially through online shopping, which will also be eliminated as the Trump care emphasize on choosing the benefits to cover.