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ObamaCare: What is it, and What Does it Mean to American Health Care?

So what is ObamaCare and what does it mean to you? There are really only a few things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act.

• The Affordable Care Act contains over a thousand pages of reforms to the insurance industry and the health care industry in order to cut health care costs and to provide affordable health insurance to all Americans.

• Before the law you could be denied coverage or treatment because you had been sick in the past, be charged more because you were a woman, be dropped mid-treatment for making a simple mistake on your application, and had little or no way to fight insurance company appeals.

• There are around 44 million Americans who currently are unable to get health insurance. One of the major things ObamaCare does is help these individuals to get health insurance through expanding Medicaid and Medicare and offering cost assistance to Americans who cannot currently afford health care.

• Most Americans will have to have health insurance by January 1st, 2014 or pay a fee on their year-end taxes. Many Americans will be eligible for subsidized health insurance costing anywhere from 0% - 9.5% of their taxable income. Subsidized insurance can be purchased through the Health Insurance Marketplace.
What is the ObamaCare Health Insurance Marketplace?

Did you know that since October 1st, 2013 Americans making less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Level can use the "Health Insurance Marketplace" (also known as an exchange) to shop for affordable quality insurance that starts as soon as Jan 1st, 2013.

Find out how you, your family, and your business can qualify for federally subsidized health insurance. Read the ObamaCareFacts.com Health Insurance Marketplace Guide.

In 2014 400% of the federal poverty level will be roughly $46,000 for individuals and…...

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