Obamacare

This Obamacare handout & reference also includes:

Former President Barack Obama reformed the United States' health care system with Obamacare, but is the new legislation good for America? Scholars read a historical timeline about the passage of health care reform laws and compare United States and international health care spending. Pupils also view readers' comments and access health care reform opinion polls to make their own well-informed decisions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals create an informational brochure to educate others about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
  • Print and distribute the Did You Know? facts to introduce the topic to students before they begin their research
Classroom Considerations

  • Duration may vary depending on class needs
  • Includes a website with information for the debate topics
Pros

  • Separates pros and cons by category, making information more accessible 
  • Includes many links to additional resources for investigating the topic further
Cons

  • None