Read The Affordable Healthcare Act For Yourself. Know Who is telling the truth.

So the Supreme Court finally ruled on the Affordable Health Care Act. (Obama Care).  There are, of course, two reactions to the decision.  Generally the Democrats are rejoicing and the Republicans are rhetorically on the attack vowing to appeal the Act.

In the last few days I have heard two distinct statements about what this Act means or what it says.  Republican John Boehner said that it means a reduction in coverage for Seniors and that they will lose their current medical insurance.  President Obama said that this is not true.  Who is telling the truth?

Back in the day.  (My day) my ability to verify of the accuracy of the noxious statements coming from the mouths politicians was pretty much non existent.

Not so today.  Yesterday I spoke with a citizen just like me.  He was angry at the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. My question to him was, “Dont you think that everyone in the United States should have access to health care whether they are rich or poor, healthy or unhealthy?”  His answer was that the Health Care Plan would be funded by an increase in property tax.  My question to him was, “Does it say that in the Act?”  He indignantly said “Yes.”

I can only assume that someone at some time told him that or he heard it from some politician. I decided to find out for myself exactly what this Act says that has upset so many people (Mainly Republicans)

I find it interesting that when statements are made by people on both sides of the fence their statements are not proceeded with the section and paragraph of the  Act   that validates what they have said.

We now have wonderful resources to do this ourselves.  One is the internet and the other is a program called PDF.  This article is not to convince you one way or another but to give you a one stop resource to check for yourself.  I have uploaded the entire act in PDF format.   In the right hand corner of the Affordable Healthcare Act PDF application there is a box that says “find”. For instance you can type in the phrase “Preexisting condition” and push the enter button on your keyboard.  You will instantly be taken to {Title one,  Section 1101}  Or you could type in the phrase “Property Tax” and you will get the message. {Nothing found} If you type in just the word “tax” You will get many hits including {Small Business Tax Credit} and the title and section for this.

It would be a huge undertaking to find the information your interested in by reading all of the 900 or more pages.

This is a general summary of the act that precedes the actual PDF format of the Act itself.   You can access the act in PDF by clicking on this. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT.

This Act puts individuals, families and small business owners in control of their health care. It reduces premium costs for millions of working families and small businesses by providing hundreds of billions of dollars in tax relief – the largest middle class tax cut for health care in history. It also reduces what families will have to pay for health care by capping out-of-pocket expenses and requiring preventive care to be fully covered without any out-of-pocket expense. For Americans with insurance coverage who like what they have, they can keep it. Nothing in this act or anywhere in the bill forces anyone to change the insurance they have, period.

Americans without insurance coverage will be able to choose the insurance coverage that works best for them in a new open, competitive insurance market – the same insurance market that every member of Congress will be required to use for their insurance. The insurance exchange will pool buying power and give Americans new affordable choices of private insurance plans that have to compete for their business based on cost and quality. Small business owners will not only be able to choose insurance coverage through this exchange, but will receive a new tax credit to help offset the cost of covering their employees.

It keeps insurance companies honest by setting clear rules that rein in the worst insurance industry abuses. And it bans insurance companies from denying insurance coverage because of a person’s pre-existing medical conditions while giving consumers new power to appeal insurance company decisions that deny doctor ordered treatments covered by insurance.

The Secretary has the authority to implement many of these new provisions to help families and small business owners have the information they need to make the choices that work best for them.

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