Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act finally granted Americans near-universal access to healthcare. The law massively expands Medicaid, and makes the program more accessible while altering its funding mechanisms. Subsidies are also offered to those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The law also requires all Americans to purchase or otherwise obtain health insurance.

Commentary

Health Care and Emergency Room

Crying Wolf -- The Same Old Song on Health Care and Unions

April 29, 2009

Cry Wolf Quotes

[Health reform] will destroy the country [because] in the next year or so [America will have to] dramatically cut the military because we can’t pay for it.

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Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)
10/23/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition…

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Letter from Senators Mitch McConnell, (R-KY)., Orrin Hatch (R-UT); Charles Grassley, (R-IA); Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; and Judd Gregg, (R-NH)
06/08/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

A public plan would be unfairly matched against private plans and according to a 2009 Lewin Group Study, if the public plan’s reimbursement rates are similar to Medicare, an estimated 119 million people will shift from private insurance to the public plan. Within years, private insurers could be driven out of business and a “Single Payer System” will evolve. Moreover, an improperly constructed employer mandate could have a devastating impact on main street businesses that would be saddled with a significant economic burden.

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Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America statement, Washington, D.C.
06/10/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care.

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Sarah Palin
08/08/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act