The Spirit of the Holidays

December 11, 2013



The Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare: Working Now

May 13, 2012

It’s hard to know sometimes: is anybody benefiting from Obamacare, and by how much?

Then I found these two sentences by blogger (and former columnist) Joe Scott:

“Obamacare is saving seniors billions on prescription drug costs by bridging a coverage gap. Over 220,000 beneficiaries have saved an average of $837 in the first three months of 2012, the Medicare agency said Monday.”

Seniors saving BILLIONS of dollars since JANUARY. Just like we were promised by the Obama Administration.  There are 23 provisions of the law that have already taken effect, with most becoming law in 2014. Here’s more:

“… But looming in the near future is a decision by the Supreme Court in late June about the future of the Affordable Care Act. A new survey by the Pew Research Center found that the Court’s favorability rating has plummeted to a 25-year low, with Americans on both sides of the aisle demonstrating historically negative views of the high court, according to a poll released Tuesday.”

Thank you, Joe Scott, for the info, and for permission to reprint it here.

(Joe Scott 3: The Body Politic)

By the way, the Supreme Court has some sweet health coverage paid for by taxpayers. Can’t taxpayers have some, too?

For those of us who would like to understand the health care law (which admittedly may not be around by the end of summer), a MIT professor has written a graphic novel – that’s right, a CARTOON STORY – to help us all understand.

Which is a great idea, since even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says he hasn’t read it (yet?). Good to know he’s so informed. How can he, in good conscience, rule on something he hasn’t read?

 Only $7.61 on Amazon.

“Jonathan Gruber’s straightforward explanation of what the Affordable Care Act does and why will help people understand what’s true and what’s false about the health reform law. His message is clear and easy to get: when it comes to health care, we’re all in it together; and, together, we will benefit from making the Affordable Care Act a success.” —Judy Feder, Professor and former Dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute