What Is Obamacare
That the Affordable Care Act has so far fallen well short of its primary goal of providing coverage for most of the nation's 48 million uninsured has become increasingly clear as the sign-up data has trickled out.
So far, 3 million people have signed up for Obamacare, less than half of the target number of 7 million enrollees estimated by the Congressional Budget Office.
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What Is Obamacare
First-Ever Obamacare Demographics Are In – And They're Ugly
Until last Monday, not a single Obamacare demographics statistic had been released since open enrollment began in October 2013.
Now we have our first-ever look at who is signing up for Obamacare - and the number is alarming.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human services, only 24% - or 489,460 - of the 2.15 million people who have signed up for the healthcare from Oct. 1 to Dec. 28 are in the critical 18 to 34 age range.
And so far, the numbers don't look good...
New Obamacare Taxes Will Slam the Middle Class in 2014
Happy New Year from the U.S. government. Now, empty your pockets. We have to give your money to someone else.
On Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act's coverage law went into effect, requiring a slew of new Obamacare taxes, fines, and fees to finance hundreds of billions in costs the government requires to operate the program.
Those who fail to comply will receive a tax on their annual IRS bill, while a greater share of Americans who do comply will experience higher premiums and significant changes to their previous coverage.
Middle-class America, prepare to have your pocket picked...
How Self-Serving Politicians – Not Tech – Ruined the Obamacare Launch
Everyone agrees the Obamacare launch has been a total disaster, but the reason why it has been such a disaster is the real scandal.
The Obama administration spin machine has been running in overdrive trying to convince a skeptical American public that the Oct. 1 Obamacare launch went bad for technical reasons. They said traffic from a populace thrilled that the insurance exchanges had finally arrived overwhelmed the site.
the administration itself sabotaged the central tool of its heallhcare overhaul...
Early Problems with Obamacare Are Bigger Than a Glitch
After more than three years, $400 million, and a steady stream of assurances from the Obama administration, the government's healthcare exchanges should have been ready to go.
But the problems with Obamacare, at first brushed off as the result of an overwhelming initial response, run much deeper than the Obama administration would like to admit.
"These are not glitches," an insurance executive who has taken part in many conference calls on Obamacare told The New York Times. "The extent of the problems is pretty enormous. At the end of our calls, people say, 'It's awful, just awful.'"
Here's why Obamacare is falling apart and what that means for you...
5 New Obamacare Facts You Need to Know
Keeping you up to date on the latest Obamacare facts - Today (Tuesday) marks the beginning of the much-anticipated Obamacare open enrollment for the new marketplaces - which hasn't gone smoothly.
The federal government operates these marketplaces, or exchanges, across 36 states, and the Obama administration anticipates seven million people will apply for coverage across the six-month open-enrollment period.
The exchange rollout comes as a wash of just-released polls on Obamacare shows the public hasn't embraced our country's new healthcare law.
That's why U.S. President Barack Obama has ramped up speeches and interviews this week addressing Obamacare facts and issues, along with party leaders across the country.
And he has plenty to address...
Obamacare Facts: Support Slips to 39%; Defund Talk Gets Louder
Americans following the stream of Obamacare facts out of Washington aren't as happy with the new law as they were before, according to a new poll.
According to this just-released CNN/ORC International survey, support for the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, slipped from 51% in January to a current low of 39%.
Support dropped in all demographics, with the steepest slide in two core Democratic groups: women and Americans making less than $50,000.
Obamacare Facts: The Affordable Care Act by the Numbers
There are a lot of important Obamacare facts and numbers you can't afford to ignore.
Let's start with the enormity of U.S. President Barack Obama's signature healthcare bill. To date, some 2,572 pages of regulations have been written (more are expected).
More familiar numbers tied to Obamacare include 50 - the headcount at which companies must provide insurance or pay a fine ($2,000).
Now consumers have less than one month until the next round of Obamacare regulations kick in Oct. 1, with open enrollment in the online Health Insurance Marketplace (formerly called exchanges).
When looking into the facts and full impact of Obamacare, here are 15 of the most important numbers you need to know:
Fight Club: Is Healthcare (aka Obamacare) a Right?
The always vocal, usually incorrect and always extremely left Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Leerecently said:
"Healthcare is a right! It should be in the Constitution. Although it was not listed per se in the Constitution, it should be!"
Many who support Obamacare think socialized medicine is a right.
I tuned in to a national television show to see how she would defend her silly dribble, not surprisingly she was a no show!
My short answer to her and my opponent this week: "What a load of crap!I don't believe anything tangible can be a right." And neither should you!
Healthcare is a tangible item, like a house, a car or a wide screen TV.
Just to clear up any doubt: You are invited to read my cliff notes on the Constitution below but it would be better if you took the time to read them in their entirety.
It had been awhile since I read the Bill of Rights, I had forgotten how rich with human spirit they are!