Health Care

How is Obamacare doing 10 months later?

Communications • July 14, 2014

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Ten months ago the Obama Administration began the implementation of Obamacare by rolling out a dysfunctional website. Republicans warned that while the website could be fixed it is the actual law that will hurt Americans across the nation. Fast forward to today, Obamacare is still not what was promised. Hard-working families are facing higher premiums, loss of coverage, and more out of pocket expenses. But don’t take our word for it, read these stories from around the country about how Obamacare continues to be a broken promise:

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“Thousands of Americans who bought health insurance through Obamacare’s exchanges are still without coverage due to a spate of technical problems with the enrollment systems.”

“Despite paying their first month’s premiums, some people in states with their own exchanges like California, Nevada and Massachusetts, have learned that they don’t have health insurance, forcing them to delay treatments or pay out of pocket expenses.”

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“As insurance companies begin to propose premiums for 2015, it’s time for Americans to brace themselves for the next round of rate shock in the wake of President Obama’s health care law.”

“There are several ways in which Obamacare drives up the cost of health insurance. The primary way is that it requires insurance plans to offer a certain raft of benefits specified by the government and to cover everybody who applies.”

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“Nearly 1 million Floridians have signed up for coverage via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but some in South Florida are having to battle with doctors for treatment, the Miami Herald reports.”

“Some doctors who are included in ACA provider networks are turning down patients, electing to not treat them at all rather than deal with the chances they won’t be reimbursed by the insurer or patient, the Herald reports.”

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“A provision in the Affordable Care Act which would defund community health centers across the country in October 2015 has officials at the Jackson Center for Family Health concerned.”

“Health centers across the country are facing a potential 70 percent reduction in federal funding as part of the ACA. Nearly 93 percent of patients served at the Jackson health center are below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, with about half covered by Medicaid.”

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“A cancer-stricken Nevada woman whose health insurance coverage was delayed due to enrollment troubles with her state’s Obamacare-mandated health care exchange has died.”

“Linda Rolain, who has battled an aggressive brain tumor but didn’t receive insurance coverage until it was too late — despite numerous attempts to enroll in Nevada’s problem-plagued insurance exchange — succumbed to her cancer Monday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.”-

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