Are you ready for Obamacare? On the first day of 2014, almost a year from now, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare will be implemented. That’s when the act’s two most notable provisions, mandatory coverage and the state or federally administered health-insurance exchanges, finally take effect after four years the act was signed into law and had taken a lot of controversy from then on.
Even after four years, there’s still a lot of misinformation out there about the Health care law. Many Americans contest this law and here are some of the myths about it.
Myth: Health insurance reform will NOT use your tax dollars to fund abortions.
Myth: Businesses will suffer under health reform
Myth: The Affordable Care Act will not help bring down the cost of health care
Myth: Health reform will lead to a government takeover of health care.
Myth: Employers will stop offering insurance to their workers when the law is implemented.
My two cents about the topic? For too long, too many hard working Americans paid the price for policies that handed free rein to insurance companies. President Obama’s health reform law gives hard working families the security they deserve. The Affordable Care Act holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, gives Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices and improves the quality of care. I voted for Obama and I trust that his decision will be for the better of the United States.