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05
May
12

Next stop Virginia. Fired up again?

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Folks outside the Siegel Center in Richmond cheer as doors open for Virginia’s Ready to Go rally this afternoon.

OFA

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4:00: President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive in Richmond, Virginia

4:55: Deliver remarks at a campaign event at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, Richmond

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27
Apr
11

‘health reform to make health insurance affordable for nearly all families’

Commonwealth Fund: Report finds that 90 percent can afford premiums and costs under Affordable Care Act; out-of-pocket costs will still be a concern for some families

Ninety percent of American families living above the federal poverty level will be able to afford health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report by Jonathan Gruber and Ian Perry of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The report finds that new subsidies available through health insurance exchanges established under the law will make premiums affordable for most families. But the authors also warn that high out-of-pocket costs will likely mean some families will still be unable to afford health-related expenses.

“The Affordable Care Act is very good news for millions of Americans who are struggling to afford health care, going without health insurance, or skipping the care they need because they can’t afford it,” said Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis. “The new law makes health insurance and health care affordable for nearly all families, and introduces delivery system reforms that have the potential to greatly improve quality and efficiency. If implemented well, new entities like accountable care organizations may bring even greater savings and affordability than this report predicts.”

…..”Our analysis is promising, as the vast majority of people will be better off because of the premium subsidies and cost-sharing limits in the Affordable Care Act,” said Jonathan Gruber….

Full article here

Thank you Blackwaterdog – this is magnifcently encouraging news! ;-)




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