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Letter: Obamacare questions remain

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Arden Root’s (Access East ACA navigator) Public Forum letter left more questions than answers about Obamacare.

Why is there yet another extention in the enrollment period if Obamacare is so popular? Is the extention even lawful along with the waivers and other changes made to Obamacare since its enactment? And five years into the so-called greatest government program ever created, are there that many low-information people in our population who are still unaware of the consequences of not complying with Obamacare?

The Affordable Care Act is only affordable if someone else is paying for it. Mr. Arden should lead by example by giving up his salary and do his ACA navigator job for free. That money could go to pay for someone else to have health insurance. The essence of Obamacare.

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No Crusader

The ACA addresses major medical ins. The "donut hole" has to do with Medicare Part D. I might add that nothing is free, someone is paying for it.

THE ROOT OF THE MATTER

Rose wrote: Mr. Arden should lead by example by giving up his salary and do his ACA navigator job for free. That money could go to pay for someone else to have health insurance. The essence of Obamacare.

But I think Root’s last paragraph better states the ‘essence’ of ACA: The purpose of the Affordable Care Act is to help people get insured so they have access to health care before a health issue becomes an emergency. Everyone will be healthier, happier and more productive, which will save all of us money in the long run.

Crusader

You are correct that the ACA has resulted in alot of people getting insurance. You are incorrect in implying that the ACA was responsible for eliminating the medicare "doughnut hole." This was accomplished through the Part D prescription coverage added to Medicare. This predates the ACA, having been signed into law by President George W. Bush.

Wrong Again Patrick Nelson

Just google "closing the donut hole". Bush created it; since 2010 the ACA has been closing it. It will not be completely closed until 2020, but we are moving in the right direction.

i thought

it was for people that don't make a lot of money.

since i don't make $11,600 a year, i don't qualify for a subsidy?

i have pay a penalty of $95, go figure?

the great one approves

Obama has said several times that he likes it being called Obamacare.

DR Please correct headline and as it is Affordable Care Act

So tired of hearing Obamacare as that is not what the law is, but Affordable Care Act. Please people quit misnaming and blaming.

crusader

We know what you want. You want to keep your 13 dollar per month taxpayer subsidized odumbocare plan. You make me want to puke.

And Your Solution, Jerry?

16.4 million American are now insured under the ACA. The proportion of uninsured has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. Health care costs are declining. It is working, Jerry. What do you want? Back to the days when you could be rejected because of a pre-existing condition? When you could not insure your college-age children. When you could be terminated because of policy limits? Medicare patients had to worry about the donut hole? Is that what you want? Or just push them to the curb and let them die? All of this has been accomplished in spite of the fanatical opposition of the far-right and the health care industry which has spent billions in bribes, excuse me, "campaign contributions" to deny Americans health insurance. Your crowd tried to kill Social Security 80 years ago. You failed then and you will fail now.

Crusadder

crusader wrote:
16.4 million American are now insured under the ACA. The proportion of uninsured has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. Health care costs are declining. It is working, Jerry. What do you want? Back to the days when you could be rejected because of a pre-existing condition? When you could not insure your college-age children. When you could be terminated because of policy limits? Medicare patients had to worry about the donut hole? Is that what you want? Or just push them to the curb and let them die? All of this has been accomplished in spite of the fanatical opposition of the far-right and the health care industry which has spent billions in bribes, excuse me, "campaign contributions" to deny Americans health insurance. Your crowd tried to kill Social Security 80 years ago. You failed then and you will fail now.
Over half of the 16 million you quote were previously insured. Rates have gone up. Premiums may appear lower but when you add the subsidy to the premium and out of pocket deductibles rates are higher. Also it is reported that after the taxpayers pay over a trillion dollars the ACA will still not insure half of the uninsured. You were not pushed to the curb to die, you were highly subsidized by others.Should have read it before signing it. Also if it is such a good thing why are democrats again asking the white house/obama to postpone the employer mandate yet again? As for the 80 year Soc Sec crap you read in the DailyKos well, LOL. That may explain why you have so little accurate information, The Daily Kos. It was obama in 2013 that was talking about cutting Soc Sec benefits as part of a larger package.No one has proposed "killing" Soc Sec, reforming it has been addressed by both Dems and Republicans.DEms love to use that BS to fear monger which is directed at seniors.

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