Describe the extent of coverage provided to miners and their families under the Affordable Care Act
Politics Discussion Question
Watch the video clip “Repealing Obamacare Affects Everyone,” and answer the question below.
1. Which sector of the economy is the focus of the health care policy discussed in this video?
d. Coal mining
2. The Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) provided special benefits for those suffering from
a. legacy virus
b. black lung disease
3. Describe the extent of coverage provided to miners and their families under the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). What is the political tension faced by this segment of the population arising from the 2016 presidential election?
4. What are some of the political challenges for Donald Trump and Republicans in repealing the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”)?
5. Entitlement programs are notoriously difficult to roll back due to the support they build among recipients. Based on your reading of Chapter 16, compare and contrast the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and Social Security in terms of their financial and political viability.
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