Obamacare

Obamacare = Nueva Ley de Salud = ACA

Posted on 10/3/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

En EspañolSí, es lo mismo, pero tiene tantos nombres como detractores. En español la traducen como: Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Costo, Ley de Reforma del Sistema de Salud, Ley de Salud de Obama, Nueva Ley de Salud y créeme que podría seguir el listado para confundirte aún más. Lo importante es que sepas dos cosas: que no es nueva, los cambios en el sistema de salud de Estados Unidos que propone esta ley han estado entrando en vigor …

Which Is Better: Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act?

Posted on 10/2/2013 by |In Other News . . . | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsPraise be to Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show host, for exposing what people might like the least about Obamacare. Could it be the fact that President Obama’s name is part of it? On the eve of the rollout of health insurance marketplaces created by the health care law otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, Kimmel planted a camera crew on the street to put the following question to passersby: “Which is better — the Affordable Care Act or …

Angry About the Shutdown? Join the Club

Posted on 10/1/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsAmericans don’t want the government shuttered to block Obamacare, and they lay blame for the shutdown on Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released on Oct. 1. To be sure, Americans aren’t wild about the Affordable Care Act, but they oppose the idea of shutting down the government to stop it by a massive 50-point margin — 72 percent to 22 percent. A similar share is also against blocking an increase in the debt ceiling for the same purpose. …

What Is the Medical Device Tax?

Posted on 09/30/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsYou might not be familiar with the tax on medical devices — pacemakers, artificial joints and the like — that’s emerged as an unlikely issue in the battle over a government shutdown. Here’s a primer. House Republicans insist the tax must be repealed, and the health care law delayed for a year, if funding to operate the government is to continue. From the other side, “The Senate will reject any [funding bill] that includes a repeal of the medical device …

Medicare and the Marketplace: 4 Things You Need to Know

Posted on 09/30/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThere’s a lot to understand about the health insurance marketplace that opens on Oct. 1 — not to mention the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”), which created it. But if you’re on Medicare, there’s really nothing to be confused about. Here are key facts to remember: If you’re on Medicare, don’t worry about the marketplace. The new health exchanges, as they’ve also been called, are for people without insurance. Medicare beneficiaries will continue to have Medicare. Unfortunately, there’s a lot …

Affordable Care Act Opens Internet Marketplaces

Posted on 09/26/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Personal HealthBy Nicole Duritz If you’re like Linda Tramel, from suburban St. Louis, you’ve probably been following the slow and sometimes confusing implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it’s sometimes called. Although the majority of Americans are insured,  14% of the U.S. population are uninsured and will  have a new opportunity to purchase health insurance through their state’s Health Insurance Marketplace.  The Marketplace allows consumers to shop, compare and purchase health insurance policies online. Tramel knows her family …