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Health law kicks into 2nd gear; does it help me?

CHICAGO – The nation's new health care law turns 6 months old Thursday and starts delivering protections and dollars-and-cents benefits that Americans can grasp. But it won't affect all consumers the same way, which may cause confusion.

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Asked by momentofpeace at 5:54 AM on Sep. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I maintain that ObamaCare will not ACTUALLY help those in need as intended. Some people refuse to grasp that concept, so it's a matter of wait until you need care, and then are denied or severely limited (so as not to make a significant impact n your health--ie: 2 covered sessions for chemo, when you need 20 sessions!) for whatever reason, that people will realize ObamaCare is a bunch of bunk! However, once a government program is implemented--even partially, it is NEVER rescinded.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:35 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Also those caps that will be removed will hardly matter if they only give you a finite amount of meds or care because they are considered to expensive by the government. LOL

    As for this next part? I can't wait to see how far off they are. See how they cya by saying it may vary from plan to plan.

    A: The Obama administration says the new benefits will raise premiums by no more than 1 to 2 percent. Benefit consulting companies say the impact will be in the single digits, but may vary from plan to plan.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:56 AM on Sep. 22, 2010


    This a timeline on when everything will go into affect. 


    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:08 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Lord help us..or get people on the hill who will repeal this monstrosity or refuse to fund it one.Then implement some type of real plan that will WORK.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:12 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • I work in the middle of this fubar daily at an insurance company in the individual market. We have had to change all our policies, no changes that anyone would notice. We have changes regarding coverage to children suppose to take effect within the next week. 3 of the 5 states I work are on hold due to no approval from their dept. of insurance. It is all such a royal mess and really for no reason. If you apply next week we will still decline you for the same things we would a year ago. The major changes aren't due to happen until 2014

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 10:29 AM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • How does a tax (excuse me - fine) on a person if that person doesn't buy health insurance help those with limited income? My son will be forced to buy insurance. He makes $8/hr while working at a rest. while in school. If he doesn't buy it, he will be "fined". He can't afford either. He is 24 years old, returning to college and working part-time. The "fine" is one of the parts that kicks in now. He will work to buy insurance. He doesn't live at home. What is he to do. His choice to put this purchase off until school is finished has been taken from him. People who can just see the poor "poor under privileged people" have no idea what they are talking about. This is going to push him further down the poverty ladder.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 6:16 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

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