By Jueseppi B.
There were two candidates in last year’s presidential election — one ran on a platform of repealing health reform, and the other put his name on it.
So I think it’s just silly when I hear my Republican friends, led by Senator Cruz, saying that they’re doing everything they can to block and defund Obamacare because that’s what the American people want.
Take a moment to show them what the American people really want — to give health care reform a chance to succeed. Join the team today:
In what parallel universe is it the exclusive duty of The President Of The United States….to come into your home, via TV, Radio or printed pamphlet, to explain YOUR health care choices to YOU?
As I’m understanding, from polls and talking heads alike, Americans are just too stupid to read, research, investigate what is about to happen on October 1st, 2013 to March 31st, 2014 (Open Enrollment) AND on January 1st, 2014 (ObamaCARES Starts)
Why don’t we have Barack stop by your house later, after he’s done with Iran, Syria, Russia and the do nothing113th Congress and our debt ceiling issues….and explain your brand new iPhone 5c to you? OR we could schedule The President to show you how to program your universal remote….
Maybe Mr. Chris Hayes can assist….
MSNBC Chris Hayes Explains Obamacare For Dummies Fox & Friends
Published on Sep 27, 2013
If that is unclear……
Obama Clearly Explains “Obamacare”
Published on May 1, 2013
President Obama explaining that most of the Affordable Care Act – aka, Obamacare – has been implemented for people who have insurance through their employers and clarified that the other part of the law to be implemented are the exchanges that will allow individuals to buy insurance in an “exchange” where companies will compete for their business.
“I think that any time you’re implementing something big, there’s going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done, until it’s actually done.
But let’s just step back for a second and make sure theAmerican people understand what it is that we’re doing. The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — has now been with us for three years. It’s gone through Supreme Court tests. It’s gone through efforts to repeal. A huge chunk of it has already been implemented. And for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they’re already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don’t know it.
Their insurance is more secure. Insurance companiescan’t drop them for bad reasons. Their kids are able to stay on their health insurance until they’re 26 years old. They’re getting free preventive care.
So there are a whole host of benefits that, for the average American out there, for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing has already happened. And their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. They don’t have to worry about anything else.
The implementation issues come in for those who don’t have health insurance — maybe because they have a preexisting condition and the only way they can get health insurance is to go out on the individual market, and they’re paying 50 percent or 100 percent more than those of us who are lucky enough to have group plans; people who are too poor to get health insurance and the employers don’t offer them. Maybe they work for a small business and this small business can’t afford right now to provide health insurance.
So all the implementation issues that are coming up are implementation issues related to that small group of people, 10 to 15 percent of Americans — now, it’s still 30 million Americans, but a relatively narrow group — who don’t have health insurance right now, or are on the individual market and are paying exorbitant amounts for coverage that isn’t that great.
And what we’re doing is we’re setting up a pool so that they can all pool together and get a better deal from insurance companies. And those who can’t afford it, we’re going to provide them with some subsidies.
That’s it. I mean, that’s what’s left to implement, because the other stuff has been implemented and it’s working fine.
The challenge is that setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace where you can go on and sign up and figure out what kind of insurance you can afford and figuring out how to get the subsidies — that’s still a big, complicated piece of business.
And when you’re doing it nationwide, relatively fast, and you’ve got half of Congress who is determined to try to block implementation and not adequately funding implementation, and then you’ve got a number of members of — or governors — Republican governors — who know that it’s bad politics for them to try to implement this effectively, and some even who have decided to implement it and then their Republican-controlled state legislatures say, don’t implement, and won’t pass enabling legislation — when you have that kind of situation, that makes it harder.
But having said all that, we’ve got a great team in place. We are pushing very hard to make sure that we’re hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks.”
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What Obamacare Means for You
The Affordable Care Act means better coverage for those who already have health insurance, and more options for those who don’t.
White House White Board: What ObamaCareMeans For You
Published on Sep 27, 2013
Starting October 1st, you can go to http://www.healthcare.gov and use the new Health Insurance Marketplace to see all of the health plans available in your area and sign up for the one that fits your needs and budget. You can also find out if you’re eligible to pay less for private health insurance or whether you qualify for other free or low-cost programs.
The Affordable Care Act: Front Page News
Published on Sep 26, 2013
While Ted Cruz railed against Obamacare, threatening to shut down the government, the front pages of papers across the country made clear that Obamacare is making affordable health insurance a reality for Americans nationwide. Yesterday, communities woke up to the news that Obamacare would give Americans more options and lower prices on quality health insurance. Even Ted Cruz’s hometown paper had the headline: “Texans to have array of insurance options.” [Houston Chronicle, 9/25/13]
So while Ted Cruz and Washington Republicans threaten to shut down the government and default on our obligations to defend the status quo, a simple fact remains: Obamacare is working and Americans deserve the affordable health care it is providing.
Obama Ridicules GOP Fear Mongering Of Obamacare
How the GOP has convinced people that Affordable Health Care is a bad thing is mind-boggling. The plan was CREATED by the GOP years ago! Their base is unbelievably ignorant. The sky is NOT falling, you TeaBagging redneck morons. Just ask a Liberal, otherwise known as an educated person, and we can easily explain how the Affordable Care Act WILL HELP YOU AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF OTHER AMERICANS.
President Obama and President Clinton Talk Health Care Reform
Published on Sep 24, 2013
President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton met in New York at the Clinton Global Initiative to discuss the Affordable Care Act’s implementation, the opposition to the law, and the future of health care.
October 1st, 2013 Open Enrollment Begins.
January 1st, 2014 Coverage Begins.
March 31st, 2014 Open Enrollment Closes.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies. President Obama’s health reform law gives hard working families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, gives Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices and improves the quality of care.
How To Enroll In ObamaCARES October 1st, 2013
Published on Sep 19, 2013
On October 1st, Americans will be able to enroll themselves and their families in a health care plan on HealthCare.gov. Annie talks with Bryan Sivak, Chief Technology Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, about the new open-source marketplace for finding plans that fit your needs and budget.
Have you used HealthCare.gov? What are your impressions? Let us know in the comments.
Don Lemons Comes Clean On Republicans And Obamacare
Published on Sep 25, 2013
What is taking so many so long to call out Republicans on the evil of their objection to Obamacare. Well, Don Lemon is one of the few from the traditional media that is now speaking up. He did so on Tom Joyner’s show. Will he do it on CNN proper?
The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare
Published on Jul 17, 2013
2014 is coming–are you ready for Obamacare? Join the YouToons as they walk through the basic changes in the way Americans will get health coverage and what it will cost starting in 2014, when major parts of the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” go into effect.
Health Reform Explained Video: “Health Reform Hits Main Street”
Uploaded on Sep 17, 2010
July 18, 2013: UPDATED ANIMATION NOW AVAILABLE. View the newest YouToons video, “The YouToons Get Ready for Obamacare”
Health care reform explained in “Health Reform Hits Main Street.”
Confused about how the new health care reform law really works? This short, animated movie — featuring the “YouToons” — explains the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014. Written and produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Narrated by Cokie Roberts, a news commentator for ABC News and NPR and a member of Kaiser’s Board of Trustees. Creative production and animation by Free Range Studios.
Also let the YouToons illustrate how health insurance coverage will work under reform.
What if I Already Have Health Insurance? | Health Care Reform
Published on Jul 2, 2013
The new health care reform law, the “Affordable Care Act” brings a lot of changes. Florida Blue is here to help you understand.
Now…..if none of these videos help you understand ObamaCARES and you wish to research and learn on your own by reading…..
This web site is invaluable for learning information on ObamaCares……
Get The Facts & Truth On The Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCares)
We have all heard of ObamaCare, but what is ObamaCare?
Obama Care, Obama’s Health Care Reform, is the unofficial name for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The ObamaCare bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The bill enacts reforms to provide affordable health insurance to 44 million uninsured Americans and to reduce the growth in health care spending. Like “HillaryCare” in the 90′s or “RomneyCare“, “ObamaCare” is a simple name for a complex issue. Get more Obamacare Facts on Obama’s health care reform.
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October 1st, 2013 is open enrollment into The Affordable Health Care Act (ObamaCares)
January 1st, 2014 Pre-existing Conditions Go Away!!!
Read the Full ObamaCare Bill: Full Text of the Affordable Care Act.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The first phase of Obama’s health care reform began in 2009 with the Affordable Health Care for America Act. This was followed by The Patient Protection Act, which culminated into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2010, or for short “The Affordable Care Act“. After going through several changes, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010.
The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act
Another, less-discussed aspect of “ObamaCare” are the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, which were signed into law along with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and are officially part of the new healthcare law.
ObamaCare: Health Care Reform in America
Since ObamaCare was upheld in the supreme court and Barack Obama was sworn into office for a second term, ObamaCare health care reform is now the law of the land (albeit with some major changes made in the supreme court ruling). Many reforms have already gone into effect and many more will roll out over the next decade.
Obama’s healthcare reform is focused on health care funding, reducing the cost of healthcare for Americans, increasing coverage and removing the burden that health care has become for the average American. In the years since it’s become a law, the Affordable Health Care Act has already made a big difference in our country.
ObamaCare has done some important things already, such as prohibiting insurance companies from dropping your coverage if you get sick, as well as chipping away at discrimination against anyone with a pre-existing condition.
No system is perfect, but Obama Care Health Care Reform aims to reform the American healthcare system towards the favor of the people and away from the monopoly of the healthcare industry.
Read the Full ObamaCare Bill: Full Text of the Affordable Care Act.
Does ObamaCare Require Me To Purchase Health Insurance?
By 2014 all non-exempt Americans will have to have health insurance or will face a tax penalty. If you already have health insurance you can keep it. For many low to middle income Americans insurance will become more affordable, however those making above 400% of the federal poverty line may find themselves paying more.
ObamaCare’s Medicare / Medicaid Reforms
One of the biggest impacts ObamaCare has is on both Medicare and Medicaid.
ObamaCare cuts $716 billion in “waste” from Medicare and reinvests it back into Medicare and ObamaCare in an effort to improve the care that seniors get. It addresses issues such as closing the Medicare Part D “donut hole” and providing better quality preventive services to seniors. Read More On Obamacare and Medicare and How it affects seniors.
ObamaCare Medicaid Expansion expands Medicaid to 17 million of our nation’s poorest. However, this aspect of healthcare reform is in jeopardy due to the states’ ability to opt-out of Medicaid expansion. 16 States have already opted out of Medicaid expansion. Find out more about ObamaCare Expanding Medicaid
ObamaCare Health Insurance Exchanges
Under the Affordable Care Act, every legal resident of the United States of America will be able to shop for health insurance in their states onlinehealth insurance exchange. The “ObamaCare” Exchanges are Online Marketplaces where low to middle income Americans can shop for regulated health insurance.
Americans will be presented with the choice between affordable and free health care choices and more expensive, private health care choices. It will be up to every American to look at the individual needs of themselves and their families and select the right health care option for them.
ObamaCARES is a national health care reform effort to make affordable health insurance available to more Americans. Aside from expanding Medicare and Medicaid, ObamaCare also implements state and federal Health Insurance Exchanges.
Ideally aim of ObamaCare is not to take away things from people or to give handouts to people who don’t deserve it. It is only to provide affordable health insurance to all Americans so they can continue in their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness without the American Health Insurance companies or special interests standing in their way.
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What Else Does ObamaCare’s Health Care Reform Cover?
ObamaCare aims to provide quality healthcare for more Americans at more affordable rates. Obama’s health care reform under the Affordable Care Act is the most significant overhaul to health care industry in decades, covering every aspect of healthcare including mental heath, care for seniors, child health, woman’s health and care for our nations poorest. ObamaCare also provide drug coverage, free preventive care, check ups for children and countless other unprecedented reforms to the American health care system. ObamaCare may not be perfect, but it does a lot to expand the average Americans health care rights. Find out more ObamaCare Facts check out the Benefits of ObamaCare.
I have provided you with everything you need to educate yourself on ObamaCARES, better known as The Affordable Health Care Act.
Reading is up to Y.O.U.
Some very helpful links to enrollment in your area….
Now tell me, what excuse do you have NOT to know about your own health care?