For Those Who Wonder, “How Will The PPACA Affect Me” (Just The Facts)


In 2009-2010 many promises were made to allow Mr. Obama to have his signature legislation passed.  Now that is almost 2 years old, we can ask, “How has the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act helped you?”

If you are like me, you are tired of the political “spin” surrounding the PPACA.  You are tired of hearing rumors and lies about what the new law will and will not do.

As a Baby Boomer, I remember watching Dragnet.  I remember Joe Friday telling witnesses to withhold their own opinions and give him “just the facts.”

This video, from last year, does a fairly good job of explaining what American’s can expect from the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act without political commentary.  It explains what changes the new law makes to our current system of health insurance.

Whether or not you like Obamacare or the manner in which the law was passed is immaterial.  Until it is either declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court or a future congress and president repeal and replace the law, the PPACA is the law of our nation.

We ordinary citizens are not free to pick what laws we like and what ones we are free to ignore.  Unless we want to fight the IRS, we have no choice but to abide by the terms of the new law.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is a national organization of career autocrats.  In some states, the insurance commissioner is appointed.  In other states, the insurance commissioner is elected by the citizens of that state.

Whether you are for or against Obamacare is meaningless.  The law has been passed and signed by the President.  Unless the U.S. Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional this summer or a future congress and president repeal it, the PPACA requirements will be phased in.

Please tell us your story about how the PPACA has benefited you.

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