On the Affordable Care Act

Consider this a repository for unfiltered source materials (not counting the headings) on the Affordable Care Act. i do not necessarily subscribe to everything in these articles, and sources, but  wanted a place to gather people’s stories and reports on the Affordable Care Act. Also, if you have stumbled across this post and you have a story to tell. Feel free to share how the Affordable Care Act has affected you. I have some strong opinions on the matter, but I’d just assume let the stories and the stats speak for themselves.

*Admin Knew that Millions would lose their current plans.
http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/28/21213547-obama-admin-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance?lite

*Website woes are tip of the iceberg
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/27/republicans-hint-at-long-term-strategy-obamacare-website-only-tip-iceberg/

*Consumer Reports tips on how to Sign Up online
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/10/tips-for-creating-heathcare-gov-acount/index.htm

*President Acknowledges website not working, suggests phone and mail signups.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/10/21/obama-addresses-problems-with-health-care-website/

*52 Objections to Obamacare
http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/52-shocking-reasons-obamacare-cant-work/

*Elderly Patients losing specialty doctors, changing plans, or losing coverage.
http://nypost.com/2013/10/25/elderly-patients-sick-over-losing-doctors-under-obamacare/

*Obamacare subject to extensive fraud from false websites and popups.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/10/24/beware-insurance-pitches-disguised-as-obamacare/

*White House promises that households will save, on average, $2,600 a year in healthcare costs.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/CEA_Health_Care_Report.pdf

*”Only Upper Income will be taxed”–but that’s false and it wouldn’t be enough to pay for ACA anyway
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/16/opinion/frum-obamacare-flaws/

*Summary of Problems with the Obamacare website: Healthcare.gov
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-obamacares-problems/

*Most states opt out of Obamacare’s federal “state marketplace”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/24/everything-you-need-to-know-about-obamacares-problems/

*Average healthcare costs for Families have already risen 29% and for Individuals 25%
http://townhall.com/columnists/scotterickson/2013/10/10/the-economic-ill-effects-of-obamacare-n1720958

*CareFirst Reports: 76,000 losing coverage to accomodate ACA
http://washingtonexaminer.com/carefirst-says-76000-customers-will-lose-current-coverage-due-to-obamacare/article/2537782

* Caterpillar, Delta, UPS, Sea World among 100 companies losing coverage or radically restructuring because of multi-million dollar tax hikes because of ACA; uninsured rising by hundreds of thousands.
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/359861/100-unintended-consequences-obamacare-andrew-johnson

*Dems Beginning to Support Mandate Delay
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/24/democrats-waver-obamacare-delay-hagan/3181655/

* Insurance Cancellations Sore Above ACA Enrollment
http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/24/health-insurance-cancellation-notices-soar-above-obamacare-enrollment-rates/

*About 1/2 million ACA applications started; Not necessarily completed
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/20/we-know-476000-obamacare-applications-have-started-we-dont-know-how-many-will-finish/

*Doctor Shortage Coming? Obamacare expected to increase patient demand of medical services
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/health/obamacare-doctor-shortage/index.html?iid=article_sidebar
For some balance/contrast, see:
http://obamacarefacts.com/impact-of-obamacare-on-jobs.php
http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/CEA_Health_Care_Report.pdf
https://www.healthcare.gov/

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