Summary: The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a law passed in 2010 which purported to lower health insurance costs. Repeal failed on Friday.
Released: Filed Under: Extemp
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is a law passed in 2010 which purported to lower health insurance costs. Since then, premiums have risen and the Republicans have listed repealing the law as a priority.
This past week, a bill to repeal parts of the law, known as the “skinny repeal” bill, would have removed the individual mandate, which penalizes nonexempt people who don’t have health insurance. Additionally, it would have postponed the employer mandate, which would have required employers to provide healthcare services for their employees.
The bill was narrowly defeated with a Senate vote of 51-49. No Democrat voted for the bill, and John McCain, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski were the only Republicans to vote against it.
Other question topics this week include Trump’s transgender ban, new US sanctions on Russia, Priebius’ replacement, cyber warfare in Ukraine, and more.
- Download the document with the button above. Study this release and get to know it well. File and print as necessary to prepare for your upcoming competition.
- This download is exclusively for Monument Members participating in Season 18. Any use outside this membership is a violation of U.S. Copyright Law and violators will be prosecuted.
- As always, double check all claims, warrants, hyperlinks and the current news in case any changes have occurred that will affect your competition.
- NEW FEATURE! Do you have questions about this download? Tap in your comment at the bottom of the page. The author, the site owner, or another member will most likely reply.
Permission & Usage
Click Here for complete information on permissions. All membership content is proprietary intellectual content, so please respect its copyright. Simply put, if you are not a Monument Member, you may not use it or share its content. If one partner of a debate team is a member and the other is not, the one who is a Monument Member must be the controller of the logins, downloads and incorporation of the Monument Membership material. Sharing logins is strictly prohibited.