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They could also never arise.
If they do, what good will insurance do? I checked Obamacare for me yesterday. If my company didn't offer insurance, I'd have a copay max out of pocket of $7500 per year. I don't have $7500. I still get stuck with the bill.
No insurance - set up a payment plan or pay out of pocket.
Insurance - have a payment plan AND pay out of pocket.
So, for those of you who have been too busy criticizing ObamaCare for partisan reasons to actually look at whats in the law and see what Americans like about it here is a handy-dandy review:
1. ACA allows young Americans to stay on their parents insurance plans
Because of ObamaCare, which allows kids to stay on their parents insurance plans until age 26, 3.4 million young Americans now have coverage.
The percentage of uninsured young people (ages 19 to 25) fell accordingly, from 48% in 2010 to 21% in 2012.
According to polling, three-in-four Americans support this part of the Affordable Care Act including, yes, over two-thirds of Republicans.
2. ACA bans insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions
Another aspect of ObamaCare that has already taken effect is the ban on insurance companies denying coverage to patients based on pre-existing conditions.
That means an end to insurance company horror stories like four-month-old Alex Lange being denied health insurance because he was too chubby.
The ban on pre-existing condition limits, which will apply to every single American by 2014,*****is supported by 83% of Americans.*****
3. ACA offers tax credits to small businesses to buy insurance
The Affordable Care Act expands tax credits to help small businesses provide health insurance to their workers.
*******Companies with fewer than 50 employees do not have to provide insurance, but even for these businesses, ObamaCare will make it easier and cheaper if they choose to do so.******
According to polling, 88% of Americans think these small business tax credits are great, including wait for it ... yes, 83% of Republicans. Thats right,*****over eight-in-ten Republicans support the provision of ObamaCare that helps small businesses afford and expand their health insurance offerings to employees.*****
4. ACA requires companies with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance
*****Over 96% of companies with more than 50 employees already provide health insurance to their employees.******
And contrary to Republicans claiming otherwise, studies show the vast majority of those employers do not plan to drop or reduce that coverage because of ObamaCare.
Also, there is no evidence that ObamaCare has led to companies slashing full-time workers.
******In fact, since ObamaCare passed in March 2010, over 90% of the gain in employment has been full-time positions.******
Still, we know that companies that can afford to provide health insurance to their workers and yet fail to do so off-set the costs of care onto the rest of us whether the cost of emergency room treatment that gets passed on to other consumers, or Medicaid coverage that we pay for as taxpayers.
*****In Florida alone, more than 50,000 workers at companies like McDonalds and Burger King are on the states Medicaid rolls.******
Especially with tax credits available to small businesses, there is no excuse for companies to pass the buck.*****And 75% of Americans support this element of ObamaCare.******
5. ACA provides subsidies to help individuals afford coverage
*****Many of the 45 million Americans who lack health insurance simply dont have enough money to afford coverage.*****
ObamaCare will lower the cost of premiums but also provide subsidies to help low- and middle-income Americans purchase insurance.