Obama Care and Physical Therapy

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Health care in America. A small waiting room where a television is blaring, seats are filled to capacity, people are coughing and the sound of the main office door slamming constantly is tragically rhythmic. Most people would say that it is standard. "My view is that the health care reform should be guided by a simple principle: Fix what's broken and build on what works. And that's what I intend to do throughout career and life as well." President Barack Obama made this statement at a conference for the American Medical Association. Medical assistance in this country is in the process due to the the Affordable Care Act Barack Obama passed in 2010 which puts the individuals, families and business owners at the forefront to be in control of their health care needs. Physical Therapy plays a major role in the medical field, it helps many Americans get back on their feet literally as well as figuratively by educating people in preventative care, implementation of proper ethics and executing as a professional Physical Therapist.

The Affordable Care Act is important to the field of Physical Therapy because it affects businesses and patients alike, impacts a person's life for the better, assures Americans livelihood and also has determined the career path I would like to pursue.

The rising cost of copayments affects the field of Physical Therapy greatly. Physical Therapists are pushing for state laws to reduce high copays for Americans to receive proper treatment . In an New York Times article in June 2011, Queens native Dino's copay per visit was $50. His insurance, Oxford Health Care only paid five dollars. As of June 2013, Missourians were paying as high as $75 for a copayment. Senator Eric Schmitt signed a state law limiting patient copay for physical therapy services according...