The Independent Women’s
Voice organization has published a useful document called Your ObamaCare August Recess Guide - The Knowledge You
Need, The Questions to Ask. It asks and provides some answers to
these five questions:
- How will ObamaCare add
to the national debt?
- Does ObamaCare violate
my Constitutional rights?
- How will ObamaCare
change my health care?
- How will ObamaCare
change my Medicare?
- How can I help repeal
The third question, “How will ObamaCare change my
health care?” briefly describes how the law will affect your health
insurance, your relationship with your doctor and coverage that may or may not
be available from your employer. Here are a couple excepts:
- ObamaCare means the
federal government will decide what kind of health care treatments must be
covered by insurance. You will be required to carry an insurance policy
that meets this “minimum essential coverage” requirement. If your current
policy doesn't, you will have to switch. ObamaCare also includes many government
mandates and regulations for the insurance market, which will decrease
competition and make health insurance more expensive for everyone.
- ObamaCare will make
health care benefits so expensive and burdensome that many employers will
stop sponsoring health insurance. If your company has 50 or fewer workers,
the law doesn't require your employer to pay for health insurance. Even at
companies with 51+ workers, the penalty of $2,000 per year per worker will
often be more affordable than health insurance. A recent survey of
employers shows 30% of them are strongly considering dropping health
insurance benefits for their workers.
Meanwhile in Michigan, the state Department of
Community Health has
been taking actions to prepare the ground for creation of a Michigan
ObamaCare insurance benefit “exchange.” A department spokesperson told Michigan Capitol
Confidential that Gov. Rick Snyder has not made a decision on whether to
proceed with creating an exchange.
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