ObamaCare Health Care Plan Explained . Starting October 1st, you can go to http://www.healthcare.gov and use the new Health Insurance Marketplace to see all of the health plans available in your area and sign up for the one that fits your needs and budget. You can also find out if you're eligible to pay less for private health insurance or whether you qualify for other free or low-cost programs. ObamaCare Health Care Plan Explained ObamaCare Explained
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The President delivers an address to a joint session of Congress, explaining just how he wants to bring peace of mind to Americans who have insurance, and affordable coverage to those who don't. September 9, 2009. (Public Domain)
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Dr. David Scheiner, former doctor of President Obama, appeared on Lou Dobbs' TV show to criticize his patient's new health care proposal. He says Obama shouldn't expand Medicaid because it is "not a good system", and their patients are treated in a "third class fashion... that's not the American way of life." Dr. Scheiner also adds that Medicare needs to be "tightened up." Dobbs closed the interview by suggesting he should get together with his former patient and talk over "a beer at the White House."
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President Barack Obama responds to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform). Watch our full coverage of health reform here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL65BC398A47AC9E3C&feature=view_all Add TDC to your circles on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Join the conversation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Follow The Daily Conversation on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo Keywords: "Barack Obama (US President)" Supreme Court ObamaCare Obama President Chief Law Justice John Roberts Anthony Kennedy Sonia Sotomayor Mitt Romney Constitutional Unconstitutional Individual Mandate Tax Kagan Breyer news politics election speech educational democrats republican US United States America Congress decision medicaid SCOTUS ruling Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pelosi doctor sick coverage insurance industry health reform surgery Medical Medicine election Scalia Thomas Alito Ginsberg thedailyconversation
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Obama had clearly stated, "If you like your health care plan, you keep your health care plan, period." "If you like your doctor, you keep your doctor, Period!" Obviously, he lied, but then we know he lies every time he opens his mouth. Read More at
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Denis McDonough, former White House chief of staff to President Obama, is now a senior principal at the Markle Foundation. In his first TV interview since leaving the White House, McDonough joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump's unsubstantiated wiretap claim, the investigation into Russia meddling in the U.S. election, and the Republicans' efforts to dismantle Obamacare. Subscribe to the "CBS This Morning" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q0v2hE Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: http://bit.ly/1T88yAR Watch the latest installment of "Note to Self," only on "CBS This Morning," HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Sh8XlB Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1Q7NGnY Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1LhtdvI Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Xj5W3p Follow "CBS This Morning" on Google+ HERE: http://bit.ly/1SIM4I8 Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! http://bit.ly/1OQA29B --- Delivered by Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King, "CBS This Morning" offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of news and information to a daily audience of 3 million viewers. The Emmy Award-winning broadcast presents a mix of daily news, coverage of developing stories of national and global significance, and interviews with leading figures in politics, business and entertainment. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.
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Congress may have failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, but an executive order signed by President Trump on Thursday could trigger big changes in the health care law. William Brangham talks to Avik Roy of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and Andy Slavitt of the Bipartisan Policy Center about the possible consequences.
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Congressional Democrats and Republicans gathered at Blair House for a discussion on health care legislation with President Obama. He first announced the idea for this event during a Super Bowl Sunday interview with CBS news Anchor Katie Couric. Since then, the President has released a health care plan drawing largely from two bills passed by House and Senate Democrats. We heard opening comments from the President and congressional leaders followed by discussions on health care costs, insurance reforms, deficit reduction and expanding coverage.
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President Obama explains what the Affordable Care Act — aka, Obamacare — is. Subscribe to The Daily Conversation http://bit.ly/WZnLnd Join the conversation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Add TDC to your circles on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow The Daily Conversation on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo "I think that any time you're implementing something big, there's going to be people who are nervous and anxious about is it going to get done, until it's actually done. But let's just step back for a second and make sure the American people understand what it is that we're doing. The Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — has now been with us for three years. It's gone through Supreme Court tests. It's gone through efforts to repeal. A huge chunk of it has already been implemented. And for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, they're already experiencing most of the benefits of the Affordable Care Act even if they don't know it. Their insurance is more secure. Insurance companies can't drop them for bad reasons. Their kids are able to stay on their health insurance until they're 26 years old. They're getting free preventive care. So there are a whole host of benefits that, for the average American out there, for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing has already happened. And their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before. Full stop. That's it. They don't have to worry about anything else. The implementation issues come in for those who don't have health insurance — maybe because they have a preexisting condition and the only way they can get health insurance is to go out on the individual market, and they're paying 50 percent or 100 percent more than those of us who are lucky enough to have group plans; people who are too poor to get health insurance and the employers don't offer them. Maybe they work for a small business and this small business can't afford right now to provide health insurance. So all the implementation issues that are coming up are implementation issues related to that small group of people, 10 to 15 percent of Americans — now, it's still 30 million Americans, but a relatively narrow group — who don't have health insurance right now, or are on the individual market and are paying exorbitant amounts for coverage that isn't that great. And what we're doing is we're setting up a pool so that they can all pool together and get a better deal from insurance companies. And those who can't afford it, we're going to provide them with some subsidies. That's it. I mean, that's what's left to implement, because the other stuff has been implemented and it's working fine. The challenge is that setting up a market-based system, basically an online marketplace where you can go on and sign up and figure out what kind of insurance you can afford and figuring out how to get the subsidies — that's still a big, complicated piece of business. And when you're doing it nationwide, relatively fast, and you've got half of Congress who is determined to try to block implementation and not adequately funding implementation, and then you've got a number of members of — or governors — Republican governors — who know that it's bad politics for them to try to implement this effectively, and some even who have decided to implement it and then their Republican-controlled state legislatures say, don't implement, and won't pass enabling legislation — when you have that kind of situation, that makes it harder. But having said all that, we've got a great team in place. We are pushing very hard to make sure that we're hitting all the deadlines and the benchmarks."
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President Barack Obama spoke Thursday on the troubles with HealthCare.gov, the reaction to initial enrollment numbers, the pledge to get the site "fully functional," and fulfilling the previous statement of allowing people to keep health care plans.
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President Obama had pledged publicly at least 36 times that his health care plan, known as Obamacare, would not force people who liked their current coverage to lose it before "tweaking" that promise Nov. 4.
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Obama has said you can keep your insurance plan. A lot. Source: http://videos.nymag.com/video/If-You-Like-Your-Plan-Supercut#c=J63WKQ1LRXWQ03RL&t=%22If%20You%20Like%20Your%20Plan...%22%20Supercut Please also check out my blogs at: http://pumabydesign001.com/ http://grumpyelder.com/ http://viewpointsofasagittarian.com/
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Congressman Mike Rogers' opening statement on Health Care reform in Washington D.C. We need more representatives like this man, Mike Rogers Uploaded by RepMikeRogers on Jul 16, 2009 Congressman Rogers' makes his opening statement on Health Care reform legislation that is under debate in Congress.
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President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a historic piece of legislation that will expand health insurance coverage to millions of Americans and put an end to the worst insurance industry practices.
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Congressional Republicans could soon vote to repeal Obamacare. John Oliver explores why their replacement plans are similar to a thong. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/16/The_Future_of_Health_Care_The_Candidates_Plans E. Richard Brown, founder and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and a health advisor to the Barack Obama 2008 Presidential campaign, summarizes Obama's plans for health care reform. ----- Health care is a major issue in the current presidential campaign. Candidates Barack Obama and John McCain have laid out very different visions, and each believes his plan is best for our nation's citizenry. Come learn about each plan from the top policy advisors of each candidate, and take the opportunity to ask your own questions and get answers - The Commonwealth Club of California Dr. E. Richard Brown is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health and the founder and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. He received his PhD in sociology of education from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Brown has studied and written extensively about a broad range of issues and policies that affect the access of disadvantaged populations to health care. His recent research focuses on health insurance coverage, the lack of coverage, and the effects of public policies, managed care, and market conditions on access to health services, particularly for disadvantaged populations, ethnic minorities, and immigrants. Dr. Brown and the Center's studies of health insurance coverage, uninsurance, and eligibility for public programs have been used by California's governors, legislators, and advocates in crafting health insurance legislation and programs.
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Obama uses an insurance paradigm in his plan, and has the government both collecting premiums and calculating deductibles, and at the same time has a watchdog group over "private insurance," thus creating a ridiculous wasteful competition between public and private, confusing the public with an unnecessary choice, and, again, utilizing the wrong paradigm.We cannot allow either public or private health "insurance" insurance to survive. Abolish health insurance, we must have universal health care funded from tax revenues. We pay our taxes, the government pays for our medical services and drugs.
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Obama is calling for a public health insurance plan to compete with private insurers as a way to lower costs. Republicans say its a government takeover and is too costly. What do you support? President Obama said toady that he absolutely believes health care reform will be passed by the end of the year. Do you think that will happen? How should we pay for health care reform?
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The bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve. For more Vox analysis: http://www.vox.com/2017/1/5/14179258/obamacare-repeal-republican-votes-trump You can read the bill here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/06/politics/house-republicans-obamacare-repeal-replace-text/ https://waysandmeans.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/03.06.17-AmericanHealthCareAct_Summary.pdf Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Republicans in the House have finally released a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare: the American Health Care Act. The GOP healthcare bill keeps some of the most popular parts of Obamacare, like letting young adults stay on their parents' health insurance until age 26 and requiring insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions. But the Republican bill gets rid of the key element that made Obamacare work: the individual mandate. Now that people aren't required to have insurance, healthy people could leave insurance pools en masse, leaving sick people who are more expensive to cover. Hypocrisy is a minor sin in politics, but still, it is remarkable how much of it there is to be found in this legislation. A core Republican complaint when Obamacare was passed was that the law delayed many of its provisions in order to reduce public outcry and manipulate the CBO’s score. The GOP bill is similarly aggressive with such tricks, delaying changes to the Medicaid expansion until 2020 and pushing Obamacare’s tax on expensive insurance plans out until 2025. Because Republicans aren’t even trying to win Democratic votes, they’re stuck designing a bill that can wiggle through the budget reconciliation process (another thing they complained about Democrats doing). That means they can’t make major changes to insurance markets like repealing Obamacare’s essential benefit standards or allowing insurance to be sold across state lines. That last part is particularly striking, given that it was one of President Trump’s five demands in his speech last week. I’ve always been skeptical about the savings Republicans could wrest by changing those regulations, but now they can’t get those savings at all — which means sacrificing a key part of their theory of cost control. This bill has a lot of problems, and more will come clear as experts study its language, the Congressional Budget Office release its estimates, and industry players make themselves heard. But the biggest problem this bill has is that it’s not clear why it exists. What does it make better? What is it even trying to achieve? Democrats wanted to cover more people and reduce long-term costs, and they had an argument for how their bill did both. As far as I can tell, Republicans have neither. At best, you can say this bill makes every obvious health care metric a bit worse, but at least it cuts taxes on rich people? Is that really a winning argument in American politics? In reality, what I think we’re seeing here is Republicans trying desperately to come up with something that would allow them to repeal and replace Obamacare. This is a compromise of a compromise of a compromise aimed at fulfilling that promise. But “repeal and replace” is a political slogan, not a policy goal. This is a lot of political pain to endure for a bill that won’t improve many peoples’ lives, but will badly hurt millions. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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President Obama answers WebMD reader questions about the Affordable Care Act.
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President Obama is preparing to address a joint session of Congress next Wednesday in an attempt to regain momentum for his health care reform plan. Meanwhile, a lack of support over the President's health care plan is reportedly affecting his latest approval rating. And Obama is encouraging all Americans to take "common sense" steps in protecting themselves against the H1N1 virus.
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The Inconvenience of Truth Part 3 http://www.dncreform.com http://www.dncreform.blogspot.com Barack Obama, has touted his health care plan. He has repeatedly told American's how much better off we will be under his healthcare plan. As with so many things about Barack Obama it is necessary to get into the nit and grit of it to find the real truth. Barack Obama and his campaign are very good at hiding the truth beneath many layers of fluff. This ugly truth hurts every single senior citizen who has supplemental Medicare. That means it will hurt the majority of Americans because we will all be Senior Citizens someday. Barack Obama will still be a millionair so what will he care? His grandmother is a retired bank VICE PRESIDENT with a millionair grandson. What does it matter to him, what does it matter to his family? This is part 3 of a series titled The Inconvenience of Truth. Part 3 focuses on ONE of the hidden secrets of Barack Obama's health care plan and the genuine effects his plan will have on real middle class Americans. What the main stream media and Barack Obama along with his campaign are missing, besides all the hidden secrets, is that John McCain is actually stronger on the economy than Barack Obama. John McCain would actually have a much more positive economic effect for Americans. The main stream media refuses to look at the pork promise, veto any bill with ANY pork. That is money that would easily help pay down our deficit. Stop all the waste!!! Unfortunately Barack Obama appears to be hiding the truth once again. The Inconvenience of Truth is a series of TRUTHS, real, unpleasant, ugly TRUTHS that Americans are being denied. Strictly for the purpose of selling America not only a global president but a veto proof legislative majority. America if this happens hold on Barack Obama will be the either the next Hitler or Hugo Chavez or worse. Barack Obama is nothing but an ego maniac, inexperienced, Marxist, ladder climbing, lying, FRAUD, WITH HIS OWN TELEVISION STATION. Part 4 of The Inconvenience of Truth COMING SOON!!!!
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President Obama declared that Americans should now consider health insurance a "right" in the face of Republican opposition to the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Video courtesy of the White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ Subscribe to The Daily Conversation http://bit.ly/WZnLnd Join the conversation on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thedailyconversation Add TDC to your circles on Google+ https://plus.google.com/100134925804523235350/posts Follow The Daily Conversation on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/thedailyconvo
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Pres. Obama and Sarah Palin tackle their differing views with the health care reform plan. Makes a call out to Car insurance. Geico use this commercial.
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Disputing Republican criticism of his health care plan, President Barack Obama talked up his Affordable Care Act Thursday, saying the law is working and cutting costs for consumers through rebates and the promise of lower premiums. (July 18)
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President Obama - video caption - Weekly Address - Dec 10th, 2016 - It's Time to Enroll for Health Care Hi, everybody. It’s the most wonderful time of the year -- and not just because it’s the holiday season, but because it’s also open enrollment season over at HealthCare.gov. That was a dad joke, I know. But this weekend, I hope you’ll take a moment to do something really important for yourself and your family: make sure you’ll have health insurance for 2017. If you’re not covered yet, now is the time to sign up. Go to HealthCare.gov and shop for the plan that’s right for you. Like most Americans who get coverage through HealthCare.gov, there’s a good chance you’ll find a plan that costs less than $75 a month. And while the enrollment period lasts until the end of January, as long as you sign up by this Thursday, December 15, you’ll be covered starting January 1. Now, this doesn’t apply to the roughly 250 million Americans who already get insurance through the workplace, or thanks to Medicare or Medicaid. But here’s what does. Every American with insurance is covered by the strongest set of consumer protections in history – a true Patients’ Bill of Rights. You now have free preventive care, like mammograms and contraception. There are no more annual or lifetime limits on the essential care you receive. Women can’t get charged more just for being a woman. Young people can stay on a parent’s plan until they turn 26, and seniors get discounts on their prescriptions. Every American can rest free from the fear that one illness or accident will derail your dreams -- because discrimination against preexisting conditions is now illegal. And since 2010, we’ve seen the slowest health care price growth in 50 years. Whether or not you get insurance through the Affordable Care Act, that’s the health care system as we now know it. Because our goal wasn’t just to make sure more people have coverage -- it was to make sure more people have better coverage. That’s why we want to build on the progress we’ve made -- and I’ve put forth a number of ideas for how to improve the Affordable Care Act. Now Republicans in Congress want to repeal the whole thing and start from scratch -- but trying to undo some of it could undo all of it. All those consumer protections -- whether you get your health insurance from Obamacare, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or on the job – could go right out the window. So any partisan talk you hear about repealing or replacing it should be judged by whether they keep all those improvements that benefit you and your family right now. One new study shows that if Congress repeals Obamacare as they’ve proposed, nearly 30 million Americans would lose their coverage. Four in five of them would come from working families. More than nine million Americans who would receive tax credits to keep insurance affordable would no longer receive that help. That is unacceptable. We can work together to make the system even better -- and one of the best ways to do that is make sure that you’re in it. So remember: Sign up on HealthCare.gov by this Thursday, and your health insurance will be there for you when you wake up on January 1. Thanks everybody, and have a good weekend.
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http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200908190008 From the August 19 edition of NBC's Today
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"President Barack Obama says he's sorry Americans are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep under his signature health care law. But the president stopped short of apologizing for making those promises in the first place. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," he said in an interview Thursday with NBC News. He added: "We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them, and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this." The president's apology comes as the White House tries to combat a cascade of troubles surrounding the rollout of the health care law often referred to as "Obamacare." The healthcare.gov website that was supposed to be an easy portal for Americans to purchase insurance has been riddled by technical issues...".* Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola (TYT University and Common Room) and Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?! and TYT Sports) break it down on The Young Turks. *Read more here from JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS: http://www.salon.com/2013/11/07/obama_says_hes_sorry_americans_losing_insurance/ Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Join The Young Turks Network mailing list http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/register-subscriber/ or Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/
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November 7, 2013 - Full Interview Obama w/ Chuck Todd ---- Obama Says Sorry for Those Loosing Insurance ------ BREAKING News: In an exclusive interview with NBC News correspondent Chuck Todd, President Obama formally apologized to those Americans who have had their health insurance policies terminated since the Affordable Care Act went into effect. "I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me," Obama said Thursday. Obama Justifies: "What We Said Was You Can Keep It If It Hasn't Changed Since The Law Passed" Obama Tweaking 'If You Like Your Plan, You Can Keep Your Plan' Obamacare Healthcare Obamacare Healthcare Obamacare Healthcare Obamacare Healthcare Obamacare Healthcare
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Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius addressed the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night, speaking about health care reform and how President Obama's views differ from Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan's. "What's missing from the "Romney-Ryan health care plan is Medicare."
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As man as 20 million people may lose their employer sponsored healthcare plan thanks to Obamacare. The best estimate, subject to a "tremendous amount of uncertainty," is that about 3 million to 5 million fewer people will obtain coverage through their employer each year from 2019 through 2022. ...CBO and JCT estimate that the ACA would reduce employment-based insurance coverage in 2019 by 20 million people, compared with 5 million in the baseline projections.
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January 23, 2016 WEEKLY ADDRESS: Affordable Care Act is Making a Difference for Millions of Americans WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President discussed the progress we’ve made because of the Affordable Care Act. As the law’s coverage provisions have taken effect, 17.6 million Americans have gained coverage, and the nation’s uninsured rate now stands at its lowest level ever. The deadline to sign up for 2016 health coverage on the Marketplace is quickly approaching on January 31, and the President encouraged even more Americans to join the more than 11 million people who have already signed up so far this year – and who are enjoying the financial security and peace of mind that comes with knowing you have affordable, portable health coverage. The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at www.whitehouse.gov at 6:00 a.m. ET, January 23, 2016. Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House January 23, 2016 Hi, everybody. When I took office seven years ago this week, more than 15% of Americans went without health insurance. For folks who did have coverage, insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more just because you’d been sick. And too many Americans gave up their dreams of changing jobs or going back to school because they couldn’t risk giving up their employer-based insurance plan. We’ve changed that. As the Affordable Care Act has taken effect, nearly 18 million Americans have gained coverage. In fact, for the first time ever, more than 90 percent of Americans are covered. Up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage or be charged more just because they’ve been sick. 137 million Americans with private insurance are now guaranteed preventive care coverage. We’ve done all this while cutting our deficits and keeping health care inflation to its lowest levels in fifty years. And we’ve begun filling the gaps in employer-based care so that when we change jobs, lose a job, go back to school, or start that new business, we can still get coverage. If you want to know how important that is, just ask an American like Heather Bragg. Heather’s a small business owner in Bluffton, South Carolina. Last year, she wrote me a letter and told me how, for years, her family had depended on her husband’s job for their insurance. But thanks to the Affordable Care Act, her husband Mike had the freedom to switch jobs and join Heather at the small business she’d launched a few years ago. Through the Health Insurance Marketplace, they found better coverage that actually saved them hundreds of dollars a month. Today, Heather only pays about ten dollars for the asthma inhaler she needs. “For the first time,” Heather wrote, “we’re not living paycheck to paycheck; we’re able to pay our bills and put some money back into savings.” And because Mike doesn’t have to work nights or weekends anymore, he can coach their son’s soccer team and tuck the kids in at night. And you can’t put a price on something like that. If you haven’t looked at your new coverage options, you’ve still got time to get covered on the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016. You have until January 31 – next Sunday – to enroll. Just go to HealthCare.gov, CuidadoDeSalud.gov, or call 1-800-318-2596. Most folks buying a plan on the Marketplace can find an option that costs less than $75 a month. Even if you already have insurance, take a few minutes to shop around. In fact, consumers who switched to a new plan for 2016 ended up saving an average of more than $500. That’s what the Affordable Care Act did. This is health care in America today. Affordable, portable security for you and your loved ones. It’s making a difference for millions of Americans every day. And it’s only going to get better. Thanks, and have a great weekend.
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You should be with us in 2012, join now: http://my.barackobama.com/hlthcarereformvid President Obama lays out his three principles for health care reform and why we must enact them in 2009. Go to http://my.BarackObama.com/OrganizingForHealthCare and declare your support for the President's principles.
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe As the debate over healthcare in the US intensifies, Barack Obama, the US president, is set to give a televised speech on Wednesday to sell his plan to a divided US public. Obama's speech to the US congress is expected to offer more details about his plan to overhaul the $2.5 trillion US healthcare system. More than 46 million Americans are currently without health insurance. But the president will face a tough job to convince Republicans, conservative groups, and some Democrats that his plan is the right way forward. Rob Reynolds reports. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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