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7 Ways Obama’s Affordable Care Act Will Enormously Impact Your Family

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#Obamacare may not have everyone dancing on their rooftops today. But in light of the Affordable Care Act being upheld by the Supreme Court, you very well should be if you have babies –or plan to in the near future. Granted, if you and your brood are lucky enough to not have to worry about little things like pregnancy being a pre-existing condition, your kids being turned away for their troubles, or how to pay for your birth control, today’s historic ruling may have little bearing on you. But for many other families, the Supreme Court’s decision to continue health care reform is going to make a world of difference to many American parents.

Among the 50 million uninsured Americans now getting access to healthcare, 19 million are reportedly women –10.3 million of which are low-income women. And with quite a few laws acknowledging the needs of parents and kids, Forbes put it best when writing, “women in particular should pop the champagne and celebrate.”

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5 Comments

  1. Avodah

    June 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ummm, it is just funded with taxpayer money. You know, money that comes out of all of our paychecks. It isn’t free-or even low cost.

  2. Avodah

    July 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Its not. It’s funded with a small tax increase on those who make 200,000 or more a year. No one else. And I think the tax increase is like…0.9%

    Do a google search before looking like an idiot.

    • Avodah

      July 2, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      I agree! They are raising taxes. Somebody is paying! You proved my point, thanks!

      Koa’s article doesn’t address any of that!

    • lawcat

      July 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Oh, I’m glad you’re so flippant with other people’s money.

      0.9% on $200k is $1800….so not exactly chump change, especially if you’re like our family and just cross the threshold.

    • OneTimeAround

      July 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      lol, lawcat, really?? You make $200,000 a year and you are complaining? Do you realize how privileged and asshole-ish you sound? This is helping people who are normal humans (making a fourth of what you do) and those who are really suffering at the poverty line.

      There are lots of taxes being used for stupid reasons and good things to complain about but this? I don’t think you can talk your way around whining about spending money on people who will die when you could’ve totally bought that bigger TV for your nice two story air conditioned house.

      I’M SO SORRY. HOW WILL YOU EVER SURVIVE???

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