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Forum Post: WebMD Launches An Online Guide To Teach Americans About Obamacare

Posted 7 months ago on Aug. 27, 2013, 10:19 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (21784)
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Confused about Obamacare? Want to know more about your insurance options before open enrollment in October? Don’t even know what “open enrollment” means? The largest online health website in the country, WebMD, wants to help answer your questions.

WedMD on Tuesday announced that it is launching a comprehensive online consumer guide to the health care law dubbed the “Health Care Reform Center.” The interactive page features everything from informational videos about Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces, consumer protections, and enrollment options, to quizzes and FAQs about the law’s provisions, and even personalized calculators that help visitors determine how much help they’ll get from government insurance subsidies.

The online medical resource made its announcement in the same week the federal government launched two sites meant to educate American families and businesses about the Affordable Care Act. Those visiting the new webpages can view training videos and infographics, and sign up for preliminary online accounts that give them information about how the law affects them. Consumers will then be able to use those same accounts to find acceptable health plans and enroll in coverage starting October. http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/08/06/2421641/online-educational-resources-obamacare/

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[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

I don't want insurance

I want healthcare

It should not be necessary to explain how that works

I am not a Consumer. I am a human being

[-] 2 points by shooz (26667) 7 months ago

'Splain that to this guy.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/08/27/rand-paul-food-water-and-healthcare-should-not-be-considered-rights-lest-we-end-up-enslaving-providers/

I'm not supposed to mention his affiliations, so you will have to guess.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

the government should be employing providers

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 7 months ago

He doesn't believe you, because that's not part of his agenda.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

no amount of republican token opposition will make the insurance health acquisition anymore appealing

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 7 months ago

Yeah, except if you look a little closer it's not just heath care and it's not anywhere near tokenism.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

I'm sorry but that I do not have any faith in either party

we'd be better off without their opinion

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 7 months ago

When did it become a question of religion?

[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

just this after noon some senator stoolie said we should trust reports that seria used chemical weapons

which by the line we invented

gives the president permission

to slaughter the enemy with air strike and tomahawks

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 7 months ago

Are you become a bot?

What has this response to do with either religion, or the ACA?

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

you asked a question of faith ?

I have no faith in the sincerity or transparency of US war intelligence

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (21784) 7 months ago

pat pat pat

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

i applied for a job today

[-] 1 points by shooz (26667) 7 months ago

that would figure.

they have nothing to do with the ACA.

I'm saying on the other hand, that neither one of the things you are talking about is a matter of faith/religion.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4024) 7 months ago

Well said. Also, am not interested in the ObamaChip.

[-] -3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

could not gave a crap about tracking

I don't use paper money

what the hell are you hiding from ?

more non-relavent crap to worry over while the US drops bombs and denies healthcare

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21784) 7 months ago

pat pat pat

[+] -4 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 7 months ago

Here's another beauty: "Under health reform, you may be less likely to see major jumps in your premiums. If your insurance company wants to raise premiums by 10% or more, it must be approved by outside experts in a rate review program. That's a new program in each state set up as part of the Affordable Care Act. The increase in the premium will only be approved if the outside experts think it's reasonable. If the rate review program doesn't consider the increase reasonable, the insurance company may not be allowed to go through with it."

Hahah, a review process if its OVER 10%. Thats insane increases regardless, but I wonder who is going to set up that review process? Hmmmm....

Whats next? More talk of privatizing SS and still forcing everyone into the pool against their wishes? Because this is exactly what this is.

[+] -4 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 7 months ago

"you may" "you might" "maybe a bronze plan" "review process"

"If you're 30 or older, you can only enroll in a catastrophic plan if buying a more comprehensive plan would cost more than 8% of your income."

Lets see, someone making $15 an hr brings home 30k a year. 8% is $2400 a year, or $200 a month, or $50 a week. Wonderful, after taxes (around $480 take home) just took a 10% paycut. For shit insurance no less, a "bronze plan".

What an fascist piece of shit this Romneycare bullshit is.