10 Facts about The Affordable Health Care Act AKA “Obama Care”

Obamacare
  1. The official name for Obama Care is the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” or ACA
  2. The ACA has 2 Major Goals: (1) to provide more Americans with access to affordable, quality health insurance, and  (2)  to reduce the growth in US healthcare spending.
  3. Private health insurance will not be replaced by the ACA. Medicare or Medicaid will not be replaced either.
  4. Many of the provisions of the ACA have already been enacted! The rest of the program will be implemented between 2014 and 2022.
  5. Over 100 million Americans have already benefited from many of the provisions.
  6. The plan includes provisions that prevent insurance companies from dropping you when you get sick, or if you make an honest mistake on your application.
  7. The plan includes provisions that prevent gender discrimination, regulate bad practices on the part of the for-profit health care industry, and prevents unjustified rate increases or hikes.
  8. Under the ACA, employers must cover people with pre-existing health conditions.
  9. Most Americans will have to obtain health coverage by 2014, get an exemption, or pay a fee. This is called an Individual Mandate.
  10.  Open enrollment will take place from October 1st 2013 until March 31st 2014. People can enroll in their state’s marketplace. You can find your state’s marketplace here http://obamacarefacts.com/state-health-insurance-exchange.php

 

Additional Information and details on the information provided above  can be found at http://obamacarefacts.com

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