#1. I loathe the term "Obamacare". It is heal care reform, people and giving it a derogatory nickname is just another demonstration of disrespect for the president.
#2. If the Republicans have their panties in a knot, it must be a good ruling from the Supreme Court.
Learning that Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal block on such a major issue, I give kudos to him for not casting his vote in a partisan way. I have a new respect for him.
#3. What we have is a very watered down health care reform package.... the for-profit insurance companies are still running the show, and now they have some restrictions. They also have kids age 18-26 as new customers on their parents policies, regardless of if they are full time college students- so they get some of the healthiest new clients to add to their customer base.
(What are they complaining about? They have more customers, that equals revenue & *jobs*.)
#4. On a personal level, my college kid was able to get much needed dental care as a result.
I like that pre existing conditions denials have been eliminated. Insurance companies were cruising the gravy-- we only take healthy people, those who really need coverage.... no care for you!
In most cases waiting for health care often results in increased costs & severity.
#5. Positives of Health Care Reform
Here's a quick summary of the new health care protections:
Under the new law, health care insurers will no longer be able to do the following:
• Deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions: For children younger than age 19, health plans can no longer limit or deny coverage simply because the child has a pre-existing health condition. This provision does not mean that such coverage will be inexpensive, but at least coverage will be available.
• Impose lifetime limits or caps on health coverage
• Cancel a policy without proving fraud
• Deny health claims without giving you a chance to appeal the decision
• Free preventative health services: New health plans are now required to offer access to preventive services such as screenings, vaccinations and counseling at no charge, including nocopayment, co-insurance, or any deductible. Depending on your age, preventative services may include blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol tests; many cancer screenings; routine vaccinations; flu and pneumonia shots; and regular well-baby and well-child visits, from birth to age 21.
• Young adults can stay on parent’s plan until age 26. (If they don;t already have coverage through their own employer.) The new rule applies even if the child does not live at home or is married. They do not need to be ful time college students.
• Choose a primary care doctor and pediatrician. You can also see an OB-GYN doctor without getting a referral from your primary care physician.
• Use the nearest emergency room without penalty.
-Source US News
The Republicans have not given any care about jobs, or the unemployed (cut back length of benefits), they have fought like pitbulls to keep tax cuts for the rich. So it's rich that their comments about health care reform, play the "jobs card". Read it & laugh-
House Speaker John Boehner
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Mitt(ens) Romney, presumptive Republican presidential nomineeHa! Romney has to use the derogatory term "Obamacare" not once, but 3 times.
"harder for American businesses to hire".