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Achievements Of And Challenges For Obamacare

obamacarePresident Obama, in a meeting in Miami, told the public that his successor would face challenges in continuing Obamacare. The 2010 Affordable care act was a starter home of a law that was fixing the US health system. Under this law, many insurance companies in the state are facing chaos as people who are under the high- risk tab is rushing to take insurance. This situation creates difficulty for the younger and healthier people. While Obama was delivering the speech, people have pointed some challenges in the law.

pt_1057_22736_oThe public pointed out that Obamacare is almost collapsing. The insurance companies are asking for high premium which lower income and middle- income group cannot afford. The President assured that anyone can buy insurance for the first time regardless of their medical condition. Obama said that there are many Americans who have medical insurance through their employers. Many people believed that the law would have been successful if it was based completely on the government health system. Obama told that point of Obamacare is to make sure of giving help to the public.

The President said the main reason behind coming to Florida, is to acknowledge the concerns over the impact of the law. Millions of Americans are still out there without proper medical insurance. The Insurance companies are in confusion as to whom they should give cover and whom they should not give cover. He also mentioned the challenges for Obamacare. Some were expanding the eligibility for Medicaid in 19 states and increasing the tax credit for potential enrollees etc. Obama was seen requesting the Democrats to continue working with the next president. The President’s closing thoughts was on the new season for coverage as the law begins on Nov.1 and he said that everyone could go to healthcare.gov to check for the latest updates on insurance.

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Health Emergency – Zika Virus Alert

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Zika virus has become a huge threat to the humans. A state of emergency is in many areas. Areas which are affected have advised the women there to delay any pregnancy expectations. The common symptoms of zika virus infection are light fever, pain in joints and headache. This virus can cause temporary paralysis as well. Unfortunately, no vaccines are discovered by the doctors yet. The biggest danger is this virus can affect the babies who are still in the womb, and the virus will not let the brain to develop.

Zika virus concept, medical worker in protective clothesChildren who survive this dangerous virus face intellectual disability. Some countries government have advised women to not to try for a baby as zika virus can create complications in the pregnancy and can also result in miscarriage. However, couples can try for a baby if the virus has been completely cleared out from the body. The WHO has called the situation as Public Health Emergency. The WHO has declared zika as a global threat. Confirmation has sent to WHO that the same mosquitoes which cause dengue spread zika too. Zika has put in the same category as Ebola. The WHO is coordinating with countries health organizations to find a vaccine for zika. It is advised to the public to take precautions against zika.

The first case of Zika was in 1947, in Uganda. The first human case was in Nigeria, and the zika virus was seen later in Africa, Pacific Islands, and South East Asia. Zika was not considered as a threat until it showed up in Brazil in 2015. Zika virus cannot live in cold places, and they are active during daytime. People are advised to wear long sleeve dress and mosquito repellents. Health officials have warned pregnant ladies not to travel.

Health officials say that a vaccine will be ready by 2018.