Since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010, it seems that all hell broke loose as opposition, challenges, and confusion now prevail.
This, of course, is notwithstanding the fact that the aim of the Act put forward by the Obama administration is to among other things:
- Provide health care securities for families
- Lower health care costs
- Hold health insurance companies accountable
- Allow Americans greater control in their health care choice
- Improve the quality of care in general
So, what are the views of netizens regarding the Affordable Care Act?
The Readers Bureau netscanner shows the following:
- Wish there was a way to find out estimated costs BEFORE October 1st. I am anxious to get more information and enroll, hoping that I can stop spending nearly $500/month on insurance for myself.
- Can’t wait to sign up. Let’s get health insurance for everybody. No one left out.
- Thank you President Obama for helping American’s children stay healthy.
- Thank you. Can’t wait for Open enrollment in October! Thanks to ObamaCare when I go off to college, I’ll be able stay on my parents’ insurance until 26.
- Some people’s rates will go up. Most will go down. Younger people’s rates will go up, BUT MANY YOUNGER PEOPLE WILL QUALIFY FOR A SUBSIDY. Singles making under $45,960 may be subsidized. Talk to an agent/broker. It costs no extra, and we have many hours of training. Rates are only available for a few states, and those rates look very good, so don’t panic. I have three people paying $2200 per month. All will drop to $600-$700 range.
- I don’t see much difference between the health care bill and Social Security. One is obviously health insurance and the other essentially Whole Life Insurance. Both are individually mandated and national in scope. The major difference, which the republicans should be thrilled with, is the health program will be run by private insurance companies whereas Social Security is run by the government.
- As a small business owner, I am grateful that I will finally be able to get health insurance without pre-existing conditions for me and for my employees. I don’t have the buying power of a large group to be able to avoid medical underwriting.
- The ACA is a Republican plan that came out of the Heritage Foundation and was implemented by Romney in Massachusetts, where, by the way, it is very successful.
- The idea of ACA is one of personal responsibility.
By Davy Desmond, The Readers Bureau, Senior Fellow