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Explain Obama's health care plan.  

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cdeeneedham | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted June 29, 2012 at 2:27 PM via web

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Explain Obama's health care plan.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted June 29, 2012 at 2:58 PM (Answer #1)

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This is a huge law and so any explanation of it will have to be an extreme simplification.

The basic idea behind this plan is that everyone will be required to have health insurance.  Anyone who does not must pay a penalty.  Insurance companies will be required to insure everyone, regardless of whether they have preexisting medical problems.  The companies will have to charge even those people premiums that are similar to those charged to healthier people.  Subsidies will be given to those who are relatively low income States will need to set up insurance "exchanges" where people who aren't insured by their employers can choose from a selection of insurance policies.  

This is all supposed to ensure that everyone can get insurance and it is supposed to reduce costs as well.

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zacharykiefer | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 1, 2012 at 7:09 PM (Answer #2)

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Health care for colors.

 

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