Kathleen Sebelius: Health care reform helps many

  • Article by: KATHLEEN SEBELIUS
  • Updated: March 22, 2012 - 9:08 PM

On the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, let's review its benefits.

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tlongtermMar. 22, 1211:30 PM

these changes need to be constantly repeated to Americans so that they understand how this healthcare law is changing the lifes of many of our citizens. Perhaps Americans should also be aware of the percentages of people who have no coverage or who are finally able to get coverage through this plan, medicare, medicaid or are employees of the government and I think they may be shocked that only about 30% of Americans have coverage through their employer or buy it on their own. So when it comes to making changes that would effect so many lives, one should take this into consideration.

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chuckdancerMar. 22, 1211:37 PM

It's a goods start on a very long road. The trip will be much harder thanks to those determined to prevent reform from occuring.

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ammunraMar. 23, 12 2:34 AM

I'll be the first to say that the bill is far from perfect. But it's a first step in tackling a problem that's borderline catastrophic.

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Willy53Mar. 23, 12 5:25 AM

People also need to realize that for the first time in history health insurance companies are being required to actually compete for patient business. The coming exchanges will offer a real competitive enviornment for health insuranc companies and require the described basic coverages. This law relies on private health insurance companies but uses regulation to safegaurd the health and coverage of consumers while giving everyone a chance at purchasing insurance. Almost nothing Republicans say about the Affordable Patient Care act has any basis in fact. They also have absolutely no alternative health care plan that actually works for consumers. The lies must be challenged at every opportunity and replaced with the truth.

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murphydogMar. 23, 12 7:31 AM

Like, or dislike the bill as it is, it is an important step in the right direction. Let common sense prevail and improve on it. Bipartisan support is needed. Doe's anyone think that it could happen in this political environment? Really sad.

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ffedericoMar. 23, 12 7:44 AM

The bill has all of these benefits plus all of the money to pay for it falls like manna from heaven!

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goferfanzMar. 23, 12 8:08 AM

"""People also need to realize that for the first time in history health insurance companies are being required to actually compete for patient business. """.....Wow. That is quite a false claim--do you watch TV commercials? How about this claim: Owebama is soon to be the 5 trillion dollar President-->that is 5 trillion in new federal debt. Is that true or false? How about = Obamacare will only speed he bankruptcy of this country, as that is a fact. There is no money tree, and unless lawsuit limits are placed upon defensive medicine, medical spending will soar.

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patasticMar. 23, 12 8:14 AM

In honor of the two-year anniversary of this landmark law, Rep. Tim Huelskamp, from the 1st Congressional District of Kansas released a press statement praising the Health Care Act. Among other things, he mentioned... "• 4,600 young adults in the district now have health insurance. • 84,000 seniors in the district received Medicare preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles. In addition, the consumer protection provisions of the Affordable Care Act have ended some of the worst abuses of health insurers. These provisions have helped protect 160,000 residents of the district from excessive rate increases by limiting the amount of money that health insurers can spend on administrative expenses and profits and requiring health insurers to post and justify rate increases of 10% or more; they have eliminated the threat of health coverage rescissions for more than 460,000 residents; and they have banned insurance companies from establishing lifetime coverage limits for 220,000 residents. And when the health care reform law goes fully into effect, 27,000 residents who now lack health care coverage will have access to affordable coverage for the first time, and everyone in the district will be protected from discrimination by insurers based on a preexisting health condition." Before this federal health care law was passed it was up to the States to regulate insurance companies. So, was Ms. Sebelius negligent as Governor of Kansas?

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RalphMMar. 23, 12 8:58 AM

If it is so good, why will she, and all senators, congressmen and their families, not have this plan? They get to keep theirs.

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zoolanderMar. 23, 12 9:27 AM

The reality is that a few people needed help so the Obama Regime decided to reinvent the entire system and put the entire country at risk with the experiment.

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