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I haven't experienced this from a buyer's perspective but I work for a pharmacy and it's a nightmare. It's almost as bad as medicare which, of course, is also government run. Go figure.

People were really misled when they got insurance for some of these types. What good is it for them if there are no doctors who accept it?

I know I have seen it posted on a lot of doctor doors in Big print, We do not accept OBAMACARE. It was misleading and a joke.

I have made sure I'm insured under the law, and pay so much each month for coverage that I can't afford to go to the doctor and use my insurance!

as soon as i heard about this bill I was filled with joy my other insurance before this one I currently have was not much help this healthcare bill really puts things in perspective The only sad thing about it you have to sign up for this before the deadline

Obamacare SUCKS!! I am disabled and on Medicare. I am paying WAY MORE than I ever have for my healthcare. I am sick and on a fixed income. This is killin me!

im sorry you are having to deal with this mess. i am really hoping the next president will fix this mess. i personally do not have health insurance and cant afford it.

I hope the next president is NOT Hillary. She would not change this in any way. I am leaning toward Dr. Ben Carson as the one to back in 2016. We'll see.

Sarah, if you don't mind me asking, are you being fined for not being able to afford insurance? How much?

I am not being fined, but, my costs have skyrocketed. Medicare is covering far less than in years past, since the "so called health care bill" has gone into affect.

i havent been fined yet but i was told that next year it is either going to be 200 per person or 2 percent of our yearly income, which ever is more...takes government stealing to a whole new level

Those who have the new policies still don't have anything that will help them. The fees that they pay doctors are so low that they aren't in these insurance groups. Also, the deductible for many is so high that they have to pay out thousands before they are covered by insurance.

The obama health care bill is a joke. The ones that have low income can not afford it and so they still have no health care. the rest of us had our insurance costs go up because of the helath care bill.

If my husband and I stay married I'm expected to pay 405 a month. That's one of my paychecks for two weeks. We're going to have to get a divorce and then it will still be 200 a month. There's no way that I'm going to be able to afford this. It's crazy, it will be better for me to file married filing separately then get divorced take a hit from the IRS until next year. By then I'll be able to get an exception to having to pay the fine for not getting it.

I do not think Obama had looked into this program carefully. I was lucky to get insurance through Medicaid and my husband get's 100 percent free medical insurance through the VA (provided we are low income and that I do not work outside the home). As much as I would love to work, I love my husband more and do not want to jeopardize his health. I have a few family members who think I am sponging off the government and am lazy because I do not work.
I am sorry that you and your husband have to pay a lot of money for Obama care.

Agree with you I no a lot of people who have been complaining on how much their insurance has raised since the this Obama health care act and others or complaining because it is to expensive for them to afford. I really wish he would rethink this one and re do it over again it is to many people that is not satisfied with.

That made me slightly amused but mostly sad to think about, if i see divorce rates have increased this year itll be because people are divorcing just to pay less on their insurance? what a disaster.

this obama med care wasnt never thought out or planned from day 1. their so call plan to hit people hard during tax time if they marked no med care insurance fully knowing some people cant afford due lack of job , or these small min wage job do not offer to employees (jobs that pay less then $7. or less per hr fulltime or part time, newly divorcing people not havin insuran just plain bad from the start grr

I for one don't think Obama's really going to accomplish anything by this bill, just like very little of anything else he has done has done anything to give us the "change" that he promised when we first elected him.

I think this will be one of the highlights of his presidency. I wonder if his next president will continue in his footsteps.

I went and did my insurance enrollment the other night. I had applied during the summer and never heard anything back from them. It turns out that I qualified for medicaid and I've actually had it since September though there was a failure in communication.

Well that's a pretty pleasant surprise! usually the case is not knowing you lost coverage, still i'm sure you'd like to have been informed

I like that there is at least a way to evaluate the quality of your health insurance now.
Before people had to be able to understand the technical benefit statements, now there is a rating attached to the plan

I don't know much about this health care bill but if it is the one about chip i must admit i don't like that idea

How does it affect CHIP? I'm asking because I have no idea. It's too bad if it adversely affects it. You're talking about the health of children, whose only crime in life is being born into a family that doesn't have much money.

i thought Obama care was meant to be affordable and help those in need my friend has no money cant not get medicaid and on the Obama he would have to pay 350.00 a month just for him. if you don't have the insurance you get penalized makes you wonder what the government is profiting from this?

He must live in a state like mine, where the state government has refused to expand Medicaid. Under these conditions, he will not be penalized for not having insurance.

oh ok that is good to know thank you we live in Alabama when we were in Michigan he was able to have Medicaid but i am glad he will not be punished

That really stinks that your friend isn't able to qualify for medicaid. I went in the other day to check on my insurance for next year and I did qualify for medicaid, it thrilled me to death.

I enjoy & appreciate Obama Care because it helps me to get the health care that I need that I would not otherwise be able to get/afford

Obama health care is nothing but a big joke. If you have no money you have no health care. which is still not helping anyone get health care is it.

I don't like ObamaCare either. It has nothing to do with healthcare. It only has to do with insurance. The insurance companies are still free to refuse any care they want and they are allowed to charge you whatever they want - just like before. The only difference is that now you are forced to pay them for this nothingness.

But, for some people, it has really helped. There are people that can afford insurance but were denied coverage in the past due to pre-existing conditions. Many people died because of this. It's one thing to be able to afford insurance; it's a totally different thing to be able to afford health care without it.

Even dental care now is becoming absurdly expensive. I have a friend who needed (wanted) implants. It was cheaper for her to fly to Europe, have the implants done there and spend a month recuperating there, than it would have been for her to have it done here. She went to Europe. LOL

Those who can afford the new health insurance, but barely, still do not have access to healthcare as the deductible is so high, they cannot afford to get the care they need.

I'm really enjoying reading everyones opinions on here because I'm Canadian and while I hear a lot about obama and obama care on the news, I don't really get to hear peoples first hand experiences with it

I think that is totally rad! I wouldn't mind shaking Mr Handsome Obama's hand! He is so super handsome too!

None of the urgent cares in our area accept Obama Care, it is posted on all the doors. I never hear good things about this mess.

I think the signs are just for show. It makes no sense; unless they have stopped taking any insurance. You have no card that says you have 'obamacare.' You have a card from your insurance company. Same company, same card no matter where you purchased your insurance.

I have medical care thanks to the Affordable Care Act, and now I don't have to worry about not being on birth control (which I need for reasons other than contraception).

I live in mississippi, and apparently, we are one of the few states that doesn't have obama care, I guess our state doesn't have to enforce it. So sadly, i can't get any kind of insurance. *cries* lol i'm just glad it's working in other places!

Government is still controlled by men. And you're right Priscilla, changing the name would work magic. Birth control - bad - even if used for reasons other than birth control. Female hormone supplement - good - as it protects the health of a woman. **** - good - because, well, because our government is still controlled by old men who understand the need for that. LOL

I am not from the U.S. but I find it sad that a nation should be so divided on an issue as important as health care. I hope the U.S. and the citizens therein will soon be able to settle this issue and move on.

Obamacare has nothing to do with health care really. They say that, but it's not true. It's all about buying health insurance. The insurance industry wants to protect their profits. With a large portion of the population aging (nearing retirement, but not quite there); they see higher health care costs coming and profits sinking. They wanted to force all people to buy the insurance so their profits can remain high. Healthy people buying health insurance is pure profit for the insurance companies. Of course, they are still allowed to deny covering any treatment they want and they can charge anything they want and they can set the deductible pretty much as high as they want; but you still have to buy it. This is what most Americans are fighting about.

Now, there are some people who really benefit from this. There are people who have enough money to buy insurance, but insurance companies denied it to them because of existing conditions (too high risk). Now, insurance companies can no longer do that. These people now have health insurance that they will use. It is a definite win for them.
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