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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Affordable Health Care Act: Fact or Fiction?

According to a recent article from the Associated Press, some of the health care claims being made by 2012 presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are not very factual. Here is one such scenario:

Obama said: “If you’re one of the more than 250 million Americans who already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance. This law will only make it more secure and more affordable.”


Romney said: “Obamacare also means that for up to 20 million Americans, they will lose the insurance they currently have, the insurance that they like and they want to keep.”

But The Truth is (according to the Associated Press): Nothing in the law ensures that people happy with their policies now can keep them. Employers will continue to have the right to modify coverage or even drop it, and some are expected to do so as more insurance alternatives become available to the population under the law. Nor is there any guarantee that coverage will become cheaper, despite the subsidies many people will get.

Read more at www.dailytribune.com/article/20120702/NEWS06/120709898/health-care-debate-fact-check&pager=full_story
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