Obamacare

Test-Driving The Obamacare Software

Jun 27, 2013

All the outreach in the world won't count for much if the Obamacare ticket counter doesn't work.

On June 22, consumer-health groups across the nation will launch what they hope will be a massive education and enrollment campaign to find uninsured people and get them ready to sign up for health coverage.

Almost 20 percent of American workers are working part-time, a historic high. Those part-time workers will be able to get health coverage beginning next year under Obama's Affordable Care Act, but many business owners worry about how they'll pay for it.

Last month, state lawmakers ended their 2013 session without taking action on Medicaid expansion, leaving $51 billion dollars in federal funds on the table. That inaction could cost both taxpayers and employers a bundle, as a new report shows.

AP

Sen. Marco Rubio proposed a constitutional amendment that would block that part of the Affordable Care Act  requiring the purchase of health insurance in 2014. The Supreme Court upheld that clause, called the "individual mandate," last year.

PolitiFact.com

Now making the rounds on the Internet: a claim that the Affordable Care Act has secret wording that lets Muslims off the hook.  PolitiFact rates this one so false that it merits the label "Pants on Fire."

AP

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he will vote to keep the federal government in operation for the rest of this fiscal year only if the bill contains language to remove funding from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Kaiser Health News reports that Rubio is the latest Republican to say he supports a House bill that funds continuing operations of government, minus those for implementation of what some opponents call "ObamaCare."

Newly-elected state representative and emergency room doctor Cary Pigman says Florida lawmakers have given up their fight against the Affordable Care Act and will try “to make it work.”

A state-ordered study has placed the health system’s fair market value at $271-$320 million if it were to lose its local tax support.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and 10 other Republican governors have asked the President for discussion on relaxing the health-law rules about Medicaid expansion and health exchanges.

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