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What the Affordable Care Act Means for You US

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Each and every one of us will need to access health care at some point in our lives and the Supreme Court's decision today to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensures that the progress being made toward protecting patients, improving quality care, and

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Elle B (84)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 8:04 pm
Thank-you for posting on this special day, Nancy. So important for people to understand.

Here is another site with very good information:
[part of the ConsumersUnion/Publisher of Consumer Reports:]



Gloria p (304)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:00 am
Thank you. I don't really care. Without single payer there is no real health care reform.

paul m (93)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:59 am

Does anyone think theirs going to be Affordable Health Care ? The'll be more cut-backs and longer waiting lists
The Government says it's going too do something about the problem but in the real world if you can't pay ,,,,
well,,, don't get sick....

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:05 am
I expect a 30 to 40% increase in premiums, but I use to a single payer system where I pay much more than I ever did for insurance. They have already increase 10% since the passage (opposed tot he 3% annual rise).

Kamila A (141)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:30 am
this is such a good step in the right direction, for a change, and in spite of all the obstructions

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:47 am
I am still for a Universal Health Care System. One card for everyone, one payment system, set fees for each medical situation. Lowers cost, less paperwork, easier to understand, and everyone is better off for it. Works well in places it is like Japan....simple is better.

This Affordable Care is confusing for many, still requires various methods of paying that Dr's staff must weed through, without the Medicaid portion that the Supreme Court didn't hold up, many who live in States where it will not be accepted, even with 100% reimbursement from the Federal Govt., those people by the mere fact they live there will not receive coverage. Will the people vote the idiots out? Who knows, lies tie people to not know the truth on the matter, or will others be happy in other States that accept it and that information work its way to the voters.

It's a mixed bag in my mind, for some it will be helpful, for others they will still not have any medical care, and for others they will be confused and perhaps not picking the best plan for themselves. I just hope this is the door opened to move towards the Japanese model or something similar.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 8:48 am
Did mean to say, 100% initially, for 3 years I believe then lowers as time goes on. (in referance to my above comment)

Angela N (0)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:08 pm

Diane Piecara (14)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 3:36 pm
I Really appreciate this post. Thanks. Apparently, I am not the only one who is confused by all of this.

Elle B (84)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 4:34 pm
We do need fully funded top notch Medicare for All. This law is helping millions of people...don't let targeted marketing sound bites win. We take it and make it better. If anyone knows how...STEP ON UP. Since the law passed,when i'm out and about i hand out the ConsumersUnion pamphlets w/websiteswritten on them: | | and now i will add Nancy's great link-- It's a little thing when people tell they don't know where to start.

In Depth References [for those who want to study]:

Mary T (178)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 6:46 pm
Thanks Nancy for posting.

. (1)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:23 am
Noted. Thank you Nancy.

Bobbie Hensley (43)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 7:58 am
Noted..Thanks for the important article!

. (0)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 10:28 am
Thanks for the post Nancy. What I learned is, Medicaid is going to explode picking up the additional medical bills.
Also, a person can stay on their parents' plan until 26 yrs. old. Watch premiums begin to rise.
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