Friday, December 19, 2014

Unaffordable Care Act

So let me get this straight. We have to pay higher premiums, higher deductibles, more out-of-pocket, and then bail out the insurance companies. That’s the unaffordable care act for you.

Urban Dictionary

Nearly 5 years (actually 4 years and 9 months) after the March 23, 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Americans are feeling less protected against health costs and finding health care less affordable.

According to a just released December 18, 2014. CBS News/New York Times poll of 1006 Americans.

• 52% say out-of-pocket costs have gone up, and 33% say they have gone up a lot.

• 28% say a collection agency has contacted them because of medial costs.

• 31% have gone without medical treatment because of cost.

• 25% have not filled a prescription or cut bills in half to save on costs.

• 6% have travelled outside the country or filled prescriptions from Canada.

• 78% are less likely to go a doctor because of cost.

• 69% are satisfied or somewhat satisfied with doctors, down from 78% 1 year after passage of health law.

• 55% disapprove of law, up from 53% just after passage.

• 59% approve of a government plan for all like Medicare, but only 43% favor a single-payer plan financed by taxes.

Welcome to the Affordable Care Act. It’s a good law if you can afford it.

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