The best way to get the Facts on ObamaCare and Obama's health care reform is to use the bill, CBO reports and official IRS and health care reports. Most of us know opinions are skewed by talking points and agendas and your typical ObamaCare fact check article only addresses a small part of what you might want to know. That is why we have complied a comprehensive list of ObamaCare fact checks, ObamaCare myths and ObamaCare Facts.
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There is no death panel and ObamaCare doesn't get rid of Medicare. The death panel myth has been being circulated since 2009 and has been debunked a number of times. In fact a provision of ObamaCare about doctors providing in home counseling to seniors had to be cut from the bill because of this rumor. The fact is there is no group of unelected people who decide if you get surgery based on any factor. About 1/4 of the entire 2000 plus page bill is aimed at improving and expanding care for seniors.
In fact ObamaCare closes the part D "donut hole" of Medicare, expands coverage for seniors who need help at home or are in nursing homes and greatly increases their access to preventive care. It also reforms Medicare advantage, a private program that is costing the tax payers millions and is lacking in the coverage it provides to seniors.
Check out this fact ObamaCare only raises taxes on those who claim a taxable income over $200k for an individual or $250k for a business or family. In other words the 3.8% income tax and 3.8% capital gains tax only affects 2% of people and 3% of small businesses. To find out more about the 21 new taxes in ObamaCare and how they affect you check out Our Full List of ObamaCare Taxes
ObamaCare covers helps all individuals rich and poor. For some of us that means government assistance, for others it means better coverage on our existing plans. Everyone pays in what they can to ObamaCare. At the end of the day the fact is that ObamaCare is a program will help 98% of Americans, all those who can afford to pay will, the rest will be helped with subsidies, tax breaks or will be covered under the expansion of Medicaid.
Opinion: Republicans Blame the 9% Health Insurance Premium increase on Obama Care
Fact: Healthcare, like most other costs are rising every year. What isn't being mentioned is that ObamaCare protects Americans by limiting the amounts insurance companies can raise their premiums by (to increase profit, they must justify their rate hikes to the state they operate in and then post the information on their website). Many Americans are seeing their insurance premiums rise because some health care companies are trying to grandfather people in at higher rates and increase profit before these protections go into effect.
The fact is that no one who has health insurance will be forced to lose coverage under ObamaCare. ObamaCare covers tens of millions currently uninsured Americans and provides better coverage to those who currently have health insurance. Some of these new protections include:
It's important to check the facts on ObamaCare. You will hear a lot of opinions but we don't cast our vote based on our opinions. If you have heard something and we haven't covered in our ObamaCare factcheck let us know and we'll make sure we give the real scoop.