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“Believe nothing merely because you have been told it. Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher. But whatsoever, after due examination and analysis, you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings — that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.”
– Buddha [Gautama Sidd

President Obama’s healthcare law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century,

at least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gained coverage. Some have done so through marketplaces created by the law, some through other private insurance and others through Medicaid

risk of premium hikes next year

4.5 million previously uninsured adults have signed up for state Medicaid programs

About 9 million people have bought health plans directly from insurers,

[use our links in the right hand column]

a million people who had health plans in 2013 are now uninsured because their plans were canceled for not meeting new standards set by the law


Last minute rush to enroll 3.31.2014 expected


1 to 3% surcharge on restaurant bills for Obamacare?   LA Times 2.18.2014

I don’t see a surcharge listed in the Millman Study



Ehealth Insurance reports maybe more younger people enrolling or people buying less expensive plans, as average premiums have dropped. Ehealth does not give subsidies as they don’t participate in Covered CA.


It appears that Congress must sign up in the exchange


Death Spiral of Health Insurance? Too much for too little. No Free Lunch?

Kaiser Study – USA today. 2.11.2014 Health Care Reform premiums not affordable. Subsidies for many do not kick in unless premiums are more than 9.5% of income.


I believe This is only the beginning — This was never made to actually work. This is just a precursor to installing 100% Nationalized Medicine — 2016— riverman63


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