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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.
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What has Obamacare done for me lately?
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