The October 1st opening of Obamacare’s online marketplaces is just around the corner, but many Americans still find themselves asking, “How does Obamacare work?”
It seems like every policymaker, political analyst, and armchair pundit has an opinion on Obamacare and the effects it will have on America. Proponents of the health law claim that it will bring affordable coverage to all Americans, while critics argue that it is an expensive, cumbersome tool of Big Government.
Discount Drug Network is here to help bring some sanity to the debate. In this monthly article roundup, we’ve gathered some of August’s most informative Obamacare articles, as well as differing viewpoints on the Affordable Care Act. Rather than scour the Internet looking for information, check out our list of the best Obamacare articles that came out in August!
- New Republic‘s Jonathan Cohn introduces us to a Republican voting cancer survivor who wants the GOP to stop trying to repeal Obamacare.
- Liz Peek of The Fiscal Times argues that the “Cadillac tax” in Obamacare will actually help public sector workers far more than private businesses and their employees.
- Don’t panic about jobs being lost, says Politico. Obamacare isn’t as damaging to jobs as some people think.
- The New York Times Eduardo Porter worries that the affordable rates offered by Obamacare’s various insurance packages won’t last for long, unless young, healthy Americans are encouraged to purchase insurance.
- Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer Jay Bookman shows us an example of the kind of people Obamacare will help immensely.
- Chris Jacobs of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that Obamacare can only lead to massive fraud.
Making Sense of it All
- Kaiser Health News offers some tips to help you wade through the rhetoric that is being slung around by critics and proponents of the Affordable Care Act.
- Are you self-employed or a “freelancer”? Michael Cahill has 5 ways that you can ensure that you’ll get insurance coverage.
- WebMD’s Randy Dotinga wants to help you avoid all the confusion that surround the possibility of premium increases/decreases.
- Keith Speights of The Motley Fool encourages everyone to start understanding Obamacare ASAP.
- Catastrophe insurance plans could be jeopardized by the Affordable Care Act, warns Michelle Andrews of The Washington Post.
- Another article from Kaiser Health News shows that even if you are poor and live in a state that doesn’t plan on expanding Medicaid, there are still ways for you to get help.
- Sam Baker and Elise Viebeck of The Hill revisit five healthcare promises made by President Obama and judge how well he has fulfilled them.