Looking Toward The Future
Obamacare has impacted not only my family members, but many of other West Virginias and families across the nation. I’m still waiting to hear back from my mom to see if she will still be able to afford one of the medications she needs for her condition. If not, I don’t know what she will do. I’m sure they will figure it out. With cost rising across the country and even higher rate increases in an already poverty stricken state where many lack health insurance, I look to those who have a voice to take notice and fight for what is right and humane. For now, I, like many others that are fed up with a system that just isn’t working, am hopeful that the new changes that are coming in 2017 will help alleviate some of the pain and that transformation of this system is on its way.
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The goal for this essay was to hopefully expose to others that Obamacare isn’t as affordable as the government would like to perceive it to be and many are suffering the consequences primarily in WV. In addition, I wanted to reveal that it just doesn’t stop with the high cost of the insurance, it goes past that and effects the cost of medication as well. I accomplished these goals by establishing myself as someone that has seen firsthand that the system is not working by explaining my mother’s situation. I also referenced several credible sources throughout that talk about the how rates continue to increase and how the lack of competition in WV has led to even higher rates. The audience that I have chosen would be anyone that has a hand in changing the current system such as politicians and insurance company executives. My hope is to get both to consider the impact these rates are having on Americans who are singlehandedly paying for this coverage. I’m looking for the politicians to fight for and apply pressure to getting it changed to where it is more affordable. In paragraphs two and three, I feel that I spoke clearly to my audience. Paragraph two is where I started explaining the situation with my mother to highlight how this impacts real people. In paragraph three I point out the high costs of insurance through the two WV insurance companies and give statistics to show the increasingly alarming rate increases both past and present.
There are several differences between citing sources via hyperlinking and the use of MLA style. One of those differences is that when using hyperlinks, there is less work in citing your source, whereas when using MLA8, you dig deeper into the source and pull the information out for people to reference. Another difference would be if you are doing an article for a magazine, your space would be limited. Hyperlinking enables you to stay within the guidelines and lets you focus more on the article itself. Hyperlinking also allows the reader to just click on the word or words and it automatically takes them to the source. One can find all the information needed and possibly even more. I feel that I could have improved more on the photos for this essay. It was hard to find and choose what photos I would use and how I should best lay them out throughout the essay. I was mostly finding charts and graphs for this subject and I felt that just charts and graphs wouldn’t get my point across for this advocacy essay. If I was to choose to revise this essay, I would possibly spend additional time trying to find even better images to add to the content and flow of this piece. Overall, I am happy with this essay. It felt good knowing that I was writing about a topic that has hit home for my family while further educating myself on the situation my mother is facing
“McCaughey, Betsy and Trish Regan.” “How Much Higher Are ObamaCare Premiums Going?” Youtube,
commentary by Betsy McCaughey and Trish Regan, 19 Aug. 2016, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaJtjNOw0zk