Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Obamacare and Low Information Voters

Obamacare. Remember that? The one that Nancy Pelosi rammed through the House of Representatives but never read?

Yeah, that law.

Did you know that Obamacare is still the law of the land and had not been repealed? Give yourself a gold star.
“Four in ten Americans (42%) are unaware that the ACA [Affordable Care Act] is still the law of the land,” the report says, “including 12 percent who believe the law has been repealed by Congress, 7 percent who believe it has been overturned by the Supreme Court and 23 percent who say they don’t know enough to say what the status of the law is.”
ABC News

Hard to believe, isn't it?
“For the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened, and their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before,” President Obama said. 
And let's not forget more expensive.

Of course many that have health insurance now probably won't be able to afford it in 2014. and some who have health insurance through their work won't have it next year.

But other than that . . .
HHS  today released new applications for individuals and adults looking to get health insurance. Officials cut the forms down from 21 pages to seven pages for a family and three pages for an individual.
Instead, they resemble tax forms, inquiring about income, Social Security numbers and employment history. They also ask for contact information and race-ethnicity.
The application for families says members of the family who do not require health coverage do not have to list immigration status or Social Security numbers.

Why do you need to state your race to apply for health insurance?
Health insurance carriers dropped that question years ago.
So if you are part of the 42% who don't get it, you still have time to figure all this out, even if the federal government can't.

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