Three great parts of Obamacare for the wealthy and the poor
By Dian Vujovich
It’s easy to get all caught up in the political nonsense going on in Washington re ObamaCare. I get all caught up with spelling the word. Is it “ObamaCare” or “Obamacare”? In an earlier blog, I went with the capital “C”. Now I’m back to the non-cap of that letter. Of course, that’s just one of the many things confusing about the Act.
No matter where you stand on Obamacare hoping it gets defunded or not—one thing is for sure: Should it be defunded, what’s going to happen to all those who have experienced the care from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since it began in 2010.
A lot of folks seem to have forgotten that millions of individuals have enjoyed some of pleasures of this health care program. And, the people reaping the rewards aren’t just the poor, or average Jane—it’s everyone rich or poor.
So if you need reminding of a couple of the good things in Obamacare, here are three really good parts that millions of individuals from all economic walks of life have already enjoyed because of the ACT:
-Rich or poor stat No.1: Billions have been saved on prescription drugs for the millions of American’s age of 65 on Medicare. Some seniors have also received $250 in rebate checks to cover the donut hole gap in drug coverage.
According the White House Web site regarding Obamacare, in 22011, seniors have saved an average of $604 on drugs.
-Rich or poor stat No. 2: Kids under 26 really have been covered on their parent’s health insurance plans. At least 2.5 million young people have received that coverage.
•Rich or poor stat No. 3: Thankfully, insurance companies are no longer able to deny coverage for children with pre-existing conditions.
Bottom line: Yes, there is plenty of room for improvement within the ACA, but one thing is certain: Rich or poor, working or not, under- or over-employed every American needs affordable health care.
More about ACA at http://www.whitehouse.gov/healthreform/healthcare-overview# .
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