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health insurance exchanges
This week, President Obama launched a campaign focusing the country’s attention on the benefits of health reform. On Wednesday, he focused on preventive care. Under the ACA, an extraordinary list of 62 preventive services will be free: no copays and the deductible will not apply.
December 5, 2013
Armed with incomplete evidence, ACA’s critics are claiming health reform will push out-of-pocket costs for insurance higher in the exchanges. The truth, says Maggie, Mahar, is that those costs are already onerously high, but they’re about to drop, THANKS to Obamacare.
December 2, 2013
In Part 3, Joanne Kenen and Harold Pollack talk about how media’s been covering the rollout of Obamacare – and what reporters are finding when they take the time to thoroughly investigate the “horror stories” of the folks directly impacted by the law.
November 22, 2013
“The new ways of trying to deliver healthcare, medical homes, ACOs, this alphabet soup of delivery system reform seems to make a difference … these new ways of providing healthcare and paying for healthcare…. there are signs that they are beginning to save some money.”
November 19, 2013
“It doesn’t happen until January 1 … No one gets their Medicaid until January 1. No one gets their exchange-based private insurance until January 1. That’s the day when this finally happens, and that’s when it will be hard to take away. I think that’s when people will finally start seeing the benefits.” – Aaron Carroll
November 13, 2013
“‘I’m very cynical about the media …They’re like squirrels. They follow whatever is flashy and new, and they’re zippin’ all over the place. I think at the moment, the narrative is: ‘Look who’s getting screwed, and look how bad it is, and Obamacare was a big lie, and people are getting hurt by it.’” – Aaron Carroll
November 12, 2013