1. The real goal of the ACA is to lower the cost of Medicare and Medicaid.
The Federal government spends $933.7 billion on healthcare alone. That's more than any other budget item, according to the FY 2015 budget. This spending includes Medicare benefits ($529 billion), Medicaid benefits ($331 billion), and the Department of Health and Human Services, which manages the programs ($73.7 billion). It's more than Social Security ($896 billion) or Defense ($756 billion).
The problem will only get worse. By 2024, spending for Medicare and Medicaid benefits alone programs were projected to nearly double to more than $1.4 trillion. That leaves little left for Social Security, Defense, paying the interest on the national debt, or the rest of the U.S. government. If there's one thing politicians don't like, it's having their hands tied when it comes to spending. For more, see Why Reform Healthcare?
2. It is already changing how healthcare itself is being delivered.
The ACA has already mandated that hospitals, doctors, and pharmacists must work together in ways they never did before.
First, all medical records must be recorded electronically instead of on paper. That allows all your doctors to share their diagnoses and treatments. Second, hospitals will be paid based on how well you get, instead of how many tests and procedures you get.
Third, healthcare providers are forming Accountable Care Organizations, which coordinate your care between your doctor and your specialists.
You probably thought this was already happening. It's not. In fact, miscommunication between doctors was the biggest cause of unanticipated deaths among patients in 2010. Thanks to the ACA, the healthcare industry recognizes that integrated care is the way of the future, and they are already making the shift to integrated care.
3. It's already improved healthcare and your insurance plans.
4. The ACA benefits the middle class more than the poor.
Obamacare subsidies for those who sign up on the health insurance exchanges will cost the Federal Government $1.039 trillion between 2015 and 2024. That’s 30 percent more than the $792 billion being spent on expanded Medicaid and CHIP. These subsidies go to families that earn roughly between $47,000 and $94,000 a year. That's 400 percent of the Federal poverty level. The median family income in the United States for a family of four was $79,698 -- smack dab in the middle.
5. Sixty percent of those who are eligible for Obamacare subsidies don't even know it.
Seventeen million people qualified for subsidies because they did not have insurance from their employer, made too much money for Medicaid, and are legal residents of the United States. However, only 6.6 million did sign up. Don't be one of the 10.4 million people who didn’t. Find out How to Get Obamacare
9. The ACA has ten sections in all. Most do more than provide insurance.
Did you know the ACA has already implemented the following programs? It created the National Prevention Council that coordinates all Federal health efforts to promote active, drug-free lifestyles. It funds scholarships and loans to double the number of health care providers in five years. It cuts down on fraudulent doctor/supplier relationships. It requires background checks of all nursing home staff, to prevent abuse of seniors. For more, see Obamacare Bill.
NOTE: SEE THE FOLLOWING POST FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S "TAKE" ON OBAMACARE. IT' AIN'T PRETTY! IT AIN'T HONEST EITHER!
THEY BOTH LOVE HARD DRIVING AUTHORITY AND “MAKING DEALS”
We all know that Donald Trump was only joking when he
implied that the Second Amendment Folks could take out Hillary if they wanted
to.And when he encouraged Russia to hack
Hillary Clinton’s emails so that her wrinkled Granny titties nefarious Clinton Foundation activities would be exposed for the world to see, we knew he wasn't serious. But Hillary is taking it from all sides of late, including from Wikileaks transparency uber patriot, Julian Assange, who seems to have a massive hard on "thing" for Hillary. Of course, we all know that Julian's long-standing beef with Hillary Clinton stems from the time she refused to have anal sex
with him she threatened to have him arrested, right?
While I’m totally 100% spit on my mother’s grave sure
not yet convinced that Putin is directly behind the e-mail hack and dump of the
Democratic National Committee (whose offices, by the way are just a few blocks
away from my ho…
Is A MUST Read: Take A Gander At This Amazing, But Little Known, 9-11 Story This incredible story is from a flight attendant on Delta Flight
15: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, we were about 5 hours
out of Frankfurt, flying over the North Atlantic. All of a sudden the curtains parted and I was told to go to the
cockpit, immediately, to see the captain. As soon as I got there I noticed that the crew had that “All
Business” look on their faces. The captain handed me a printed message. It was
from Delta’s main office in Atlanta and simply read, “All airways over the
Continental United States are closed to commercial air traffic. Land ASAP at
the nearest airport. Advise your destination.” No one said a word about what this could mean. We knew it was a
serious situation and we needed to find terra firma quickly. The captain
determined that the nearest airport was 400 miles behind us in Gander,
Newfoundland. He requested approval for a route change from the Canadian
A NARRATIVE THAT ENABLES VIOLENCE AGANST US AS IT DID
PART ONE If you haven’t kept up with the right wing’s
latest attacks on liberals for protesting and resisting Trump then you probably
will disagree with me that I believe that we are heading for new wave of
violence against liberal demonstrators, protesters and resistors as well as against free speech and
the continued diminishment of basic civil and human rights right here in
America. We’ve seen such actions before
during the Civil Rights and Anti-Vietnam War days of the 1960’s.With our backs against the well, as they
surely are today, and the national atmosphere even more repressive with the
Trump Administration, you can depend on it. Why do I say what’s happening to us today
resembles what happened to African Americans during Jim Crow?In no way do I intend to portray the “plight”
of liberals and progressives today as analogous to the post Civil War situation
of African Americans following the passage of the 13th