Still have questions on Obamacare? Here’s the answer site (and a poll)

Here.  NPR is our most trusted news organization, and it has answers to specific questions and a collection of great stories on the entire law.

Is that a coincidence, or did they plan it that way?

Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act

By Danny DeBelius, Christopher Groskopf, Jessica Pupovac, Matt Stiles, Christopher Swope and Julie Rovner

NPR’s guide to the dozens of common questions about the new health care law known as Obamacare. Did we miss something? Send us your questions, and read our latest news stories on the issue.

Questions on the Affordable Care Act? Answers all over. Click the picture to go to the New York Daily News FAQ on the law, and how it affects you.

Questions on the Affordable Care Act? Answers all over. Click the picture to go to the New York Daily News FAQ on the law, and how it affects you.

Wait a minute, you say: “I want answers to questions, not just news stories.”

Yeah, they know:

Find Answers To Common Questions

What are the basics of the law?

Am I eligible?

How do I enroll?

How do the exchanges work?

Get the picture?  Click over there and start learning.

Then, when you’ve changed yoru health care plan (if you change it), come back here and answer this poll.  It should go without saying that you can answer the poll now if you’re not going to change.  Please answer only once.

The Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub Poll – Affordable Care Act

8 Responses to Still have questions on Obamacare? Here’s the answer site (and a poll)

  1. Jude says:

    I finally bought insurance through an exchange. The delay was caused by getting documents from my sons in college to prove that we’re citizens. My retirement plan offers insurance that covers nothing and which I couldn’t afford, so I dropped it a couple of years ago. We’ve limped along for years with plans that paid nothing–they were so bad that we couldn’t afford treatment (a poor mother’s approach to getting an annual checkup for her asthmatic kid–sign him up for a $30 sports physical, and make sure he asks for a prescription refill). I signed up for a plan that has a relatively low deductible, covers all three of us, and costs 1/4 of what the plan cost that I dropped. So we are now finally insured with a plan that might actually be useful. Hooray!


  2. Black Flag® says:

    I have, since I was 20, “self-insured”. Because of learning, I know who to buy from, what to buy, and when to use it and do not need to pay thru the nose for under-par service.

    I get the gold-plate treatments for relative pennies – because I pay all of the costs of things that are minor (high deductible). Hence, when I or my family needs more extreme care, it is affordable and immediate.

    People want the easy way out – abdicate their own responsibility and cheap out – and no surprise, they are disappointed when the time comes.


  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Is this true for you?


  4. I lost my health insurance about 2 months ago after quitting my job at an animal-related non-profit. When that happened, I lost my employer-based insurance.

    I’m in my early thirties, have no pre-existing conditions, and am single. In about 45 minutes I had a plan. With the tax breaks, I can afford it easily. My monthly premium is $30.

    So, I have insurance now. That’s pretty cool.


  5. Ed Darrell says:

    Thanks for the heads up, Mr. Elsberry. Hadn’t thought of that. It’s still early in the poll (I hope), and I’ve added in that possibility.


  6. My wife works for the State of Florida as OPS (Other Personnel Services). This was a category of employment that got no benefits whatsoever. The ACA, though, will require employers to offer health insurance to all full-time employees, and Florida went ahead and implemented that this year. We dropped the insurance plan from my employer and went with a State of Florida employee family HMO plan through her job instead, saving us almost $200/month in premiums. That doesn’t match any of the poll alternatives. We’re still seeing the same doctors as before.


  7. lowerleavell says:

    My old plan is getting canceled (whenever the delays to the law are exhausted) and I cannot find coverage through the exchanges that are remotely comparable for the price, even with subsidies.


  8. Ed Darrell says:



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