Ohioans can now enroll in Obama’s health care plan

Ohioans can now start shopping for health insurance that’s a key piece of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act.
Sandusky Register Staff
Oct 2, 2013

The new law requires almost everyone to have health insurance. With Tuesday’s launch, consumers are able to search for health coverage options.

Ohio is leaving it up to the federal government to run the state’s health insurance exchange where people can buy coverage.

Health care providers and other organizations that serve the poor will be out promoting “Obamacare” to 1.5 million uninsured Ohioans. But some groups in the state that received federal dollars to hire people to walk applicants through the process say it will be weeks before they’re ready.

Consumers have until mid-December to sign up if they want coverage by the first of the year.

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reese

Check this out from Fox News!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2...

reese
OSUBuckeye59

Read a story from the New York Times News Service today about another failing of how the ACA was written in that the ACA will "leave out 2/3 of the poor blacks and single mothers and more than half of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance. Because these people live in states largely controlled by Republicans that have declined to participate in a vast expansion of Medicaid, the medical insurance program for the poor, they are among the 8 million Americans who are impoverished, uninsured and ineligible for help as they are stuck between people with slightly higher incomes who will qualify for federal subsidies on the new health exchanges and those who are poor enough to qualify for Medicaid in its current form, which has income ceilings as low as $11/day in some states. "The irony is that these states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion - many of them Southern - are the very places where the concentration of poverty and lack of health insurance are the most acute", said Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founder of the community health center model. Every state in the Deep South, with the exception of Arkansas, has rejected the expansion. In Mississippi, Republican leaders note that a large share of people in the state are on Medicaid already and that, with an expansion, ~1/3 of the state would have been insured through the program. Even supporters of the health law say that eventually covering 10% of that cost would have been onerous for a predominantly rural state with a modest tax base. And expanded Medicaid program was intended to cover the poorest but the Supreme Court's ruling allowed states to choose whether to expand Medicaid. Those that opted out (including Ohio) leave about 8 million uninsured people who live in poverty, or $19,530 for a family of three, w/o any assistance at all. Poor people excluded from the Medicaid expansion will not be subject to fines for lacking coverage. In all, ~14 million eligible Americans are uninsured and living in poverty."

Yet another example of how even though the ACA was intended to provide insurance for all US Citizens, in fact it will fail some of the most vulnerable by not allowing for everyone to indeed be able to afford insurance. Yet another shining (sic) example of politics & big business winning while "We the People" are still losing.

Contango

Re: "these states that are rejecting Medicaid expansion"

Better read the "fine" print in this Ponzi scheme expansion.

The feds fund it for three yrs., THEN the onerous goes on the respective states' taxpayers.

Remember: The large print giveth, the small print taketh away.

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A MUST READ:

"David Stockman Explains The Keynesian State-Wreck Ahead - Sundown In America"

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/20...

The Big Dog's back

Is this the same david stockman who authored Reagan's trickle down economics? Even he admitted it was a mistake.

kURTje

Comrade clown having no friends must have made you bitter.

RikkiTikkiTavy

the president....is a hack

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