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Obamacare also known as the Affordable Care Act has long been a controversial issue since Barack Obama had presented it in his term as President of the United States Not only citizens of the United States have taken sides on the Act but it has also caused the political parties of the country to become even more segregated or polarized Some are for the Affordable Care Act while others believe that it should be repealed because it can affect the economy and status quo of this countryFrom a liberal standpoint there was an academic journal from the Progressive in which the author Nina Siegel described her recent trip to the Netherlands and described the difference between their health care system and the healthcare system of the United States She was completely shocked to see that healthcare is so much more affordable in Holland and provide so many more services than in the United States When I first came here in 2006 I noticed immediately how much more civilized it felt to be living in a country where I knew that everyone had health care Most people believe that healthcare should not be privatized and is a God given right for all humans regardless of social class She also mentions that there were no co-pays for her medication at the pharmacy which is almost possible here in the United States because the insurance companies are so selective on which medication can and should be covered During her stay in the Netherlands Siegel gave birth and received free services that would have been unimaginable in the United States That may not sound remarkable unless you considered that for ten days after giving birth I was also provided with a home healthcare nurse called kraamzorg During these ten days the kraamzorg helped her nurse and helped her clean her house as well as tending for the baby when she was napping I was surprised by the level of
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