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Affordable Care Act worth trying

Posted: October 9, 2013 - 2:43pm

I’m glad Obama is staying firm on health care. We rank 37th in the world.   

That’s not no. 1. The Affordable Care Act sounds like an improvement all can afford.

It’s taking someone as smart as President Obama to find an inroad so the American people aren’t getting shafted by insurance companies. (I like the part where they have to spend 80 percent of premiums on actual health care.)

I’m willing to give it a try.

Lela Ryterski

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kearbear 10/10/13 - 03:24 am
Obamacare has nothing to do

Obamacare has nothing to do with healthcare. Obamacare is a government mandate to purchase healthcare insurance. Healthcare insurance is a product, it is not a form of care. You will continue to deal with an insurance company and will have to fight to have your claims paid. If you are lucky enough to find a Doctor or Hospital that will accept that form of payment.

There is nothing humane about forcing Alaskans to purchase expensive healthcare insurance with high co pays and deductibles that may still send them into bankruptcy or will still force people to neglect going to the Doctor since they cannot afford to pay their co pay and deductible. Forcing people to finance high monthly premiums under penalty of fines and IRS intimidation through credit card debt as their form of payment is hardly humane.

The exchanges do not function. There is no way to access and peruse the site. It's been reported that only 1 out of a 100 have been able to complete the process.
By painting a picture of utopia you do a disservice to our community. A silver plan involves high co pays, up to 40% of the medical bill, high deductibles up to $10,000 per family and premiums that are up to over $400.00 a month depending on the ages of the family members. Penalties force individuals to purchase and some people may choose to pay the penalty since they cannot afford to purchase this product even with a subsidy.

Alaskans have been trying to enter the site for the last 9 days. The Federal government cannot report or determine if they have enrolled anyone and the site continues to be taken down.

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