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Many Americans unaware of
health-care law changes

Washington Post, by Sarah Kliff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/21/2012 9:14:51 AM

After surviving a Supreme Court decision and a presidential election, the Obama administration’s health-care law faces another challenge: a public largely unaware of major changes that will roll out in the coming months. States are rushing to decide whether to build their own health exchanges and the administration is readying final regulations, but a growing body of research suggests that most low-income Americans who will become eligible for subsidized insurance have no idea what is coming.Part of the problem, experts say, is that people who will be affected do not realize the urgency, because the subsidies will not

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lefthanded_rightminded, 11/21/2012 9:23:01 AM     (No. 9027365)

"Low enrollment will drive up premiums". Translation: When Obamacare ruins the healthcare industry, we can blame a stupid, uninformed public for its failure."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56, 11/21/2012 9:25:16 AM     (No. 9027370)

Where were the Super PACS and Romney ads during the campaign (and earlier as the Idiot Chief InJustice Roberts was coming up with his novel it´s a tax ´cause I think that´s what it shoulda been even tho the Congress didn´t wanna call it a tax) ...

with ads mentioning EACH and EVERY one of these new Obama taxes, coming to you in January 2013.

´Cause once the stupid sheep start realizing (1) folks in the healthcare industry are laying off folks in hospitals, medical practices and device manufacturers due to reduced reimbursements and higher taxes -- all good paying jobs, by the way and (2) you´re gonna pay those taxes and extra costs in insurance premiums, there might be a complaint or two ... "we didn´t know about that..."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/21/2012 9:28:14 AM     (No. 9027377)

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackson, 11/21/2012 9:33:59 AM     (No. 9027390)

Gee, Washington Post, I wonder why? Could it be the press won´t discuss any Obama moves from a critical perspective?? Sheesh!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/21/2012 9:37:01 AM     (No. 9027401)

They now have the government they deserve. Too bad they have to take us down with them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 11/21/2012 9:47:04 AM     (No. 9027415)

Part of the real problem facing America

"He said he lost welfare benefits in his early 20s, after he gained a full-time job, and the drug and alcohol treatment those benefits covered."

Most people get a job in their early twenties. The vast majority of them never "lost" welfare because of it. Most would find the tone of this statement depressing. Getting a job was apparently a bad thing here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/21/2012 9:47:30 AM     (No. 9027417)

The public at large will certainly learn about Obamacare when they begin filling out their 1040 tax return for Year 2014.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/21/2012 10:11:36 AM     (No. 9027464)

We had a heated arguement recently over obamacare with my husband´s liberal relatives. The younger ones honestly believe that they will be able to simply sign-up for "obamacare", which is free health insurance according to these Obama voters. They refuse to believe otherwise, said we were just parroting Fox News when we tried to explain that one must BUY an insurance plan.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 11/21/2012 10:53:24 AM     (No. 9027558)

It is simple math. If you are fortunate enough to have private insurance by the time the ACA is fully implemented, it will cost you 3-6 times as much for far less coverage. You will be paying for everyone who does not pay.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GOP_U_BET, 11/21/2012 10:59:28 AM     (No. 9027574)

#9, you are both right. You will both "buy" health insurance, however, anyone who qualifies will be given generous subsidies to use to "buy" their insurance. You both might end up with roughly the same plan/same coverage, but one of you might pay $500 per month, while the other pays $50 or nothing at all.

BTW, the true irony is that when it is all said and done, there will still be between 15-20 MILLION UNINSURED for the exact same reasons they are uninsured today.

My best advice to anyone and everyone:

If you smoke or use smokeless tobacco-quit, there will be surcharges and reduced benefits.

If you don´t exercise-start.

If you are overweight--lost the weight, there will be surcharges and reduced benefits.

Oh, and be very nice to that super surly clerk at the DMV, he or she may be he person at HHS deciding your fate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: retiree, 11/21/2012 11:07:18 AM     (No. 9027596)

An elderly acquaintence of mine who changed her Plan D prescription insurance and got a better deal on it, (because she is low income) said, "Boy, (I guess it´s a good thing Obama got elected"). Seriously thinking he helped her. I just shook my head.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lazlototh, 11/21/2012 12:12:09 PM     (No. 9027764)

Ridiculous article. It says many Americans are unaware of the details and then fails to provide any details.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/21/2012 2:53:13 PM     (No. 9028023)

The people that voted for Zippy are not only unaware-they don´t care.

They should do a Jay Walking on healthcare.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: columba, 11/21/2012 4:07:03 PM     (No. 9028125)

Perhaps the punishment for killing 54 million unborn babies is to have Obama as President.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/21/2012 4:53:58 PM     (No. 9028184)

Beginning Jan. 1 I will be without health insurance in over 40 years. My premiums more than doubled and I simply cannot afford it on my salary anymore. As a support staff employee at a local school I am considered a second class employee and not deemed worthy of health insurance (but the teachers are). Instead of making the premium payments equitable the school decided to put it all on the backs of support staff. My premium would have been $800 a month while a teacher who had the exact same policy pays only 8 cents a month. The thought of obamacare should scare everyone but obviously America is now ruled by fools and the idiots who vote them into office.

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