It is clear that Republicans in Congress have it out for Obamacare, but there is no clear idea as to what will replace it.
USF held an enrollment event last week, just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing his administration to facilitate the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. “In the meantime, 2017 coverage appears to be stable”.
Free, local, in-person help is available across OH, through certified assisters who can sit down one-on-one and answer questions about coverage and benefits. “If one doesn’t have health insurance but uses health coverage, being charged at full list prices can be devastating”.
If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to but it, it’s going to cost you. “They retail for about $600 or $700 a month and the last time I missed a significant number of doses I actually had a flare up that put me I the hospital for two weeks”, said Kim.
Even a majority of those who oppose the ACA support eliminating out-of-pocket costs for some preventive health care (70 percent), allowing adult children to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26 (65 percent), and protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions (60 percent). Policies that are signed for 2017 are contracts and they are good for 2017.
“Any program that expands healthcare to 20 million plus Americans.is a huge success”, DeMarco said.
While President Trump’s executive actions to ease some burdens of the health care law will provide immediate relief, it is the responsibility of Congress to fix the current broken system.
John Chipman, a musician in Austin, told reporters that Obamacare is the reason his family has insurance right now.
“Take off your white coat and lay it down before you on the carpet to represent the coverage we’re asking to not be pulled out from under our patient’s feet”. “And if it wasn’t for the Affordable Care Act- Obamacare, that sounds better”.
“Any talk of repeal of this law, to my mind, is absolute insanity”, concluded Chipman.
Those in favor of repealing the ACA also made their voices heard today.
“This year, we’ve seen more confusion than ever about whether or not they should come in and sign up”, said Ana Maria Garza Cortez, Centro Med vice president of marketing.
More information on enrolling in health insurance through Foundation Communities is available here.