The Supreme Court May Have Saved Lives

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    Here's the most underreported story of the summer. When the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) it inadvertently liberated millions of people who were going to be forced into Medicaid. Now they will have the opportunity to have private health insurance instead. What difference does that make? It could be the difference between life and death.

    A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report last week said there are 3 million such people. The actual number could be several times that size. But first things first.

    Imagine that you are the head of a family of three, struggling to get by on an income, say, of $25,000 a year. You've signed up for your employer's health plan because you want your family to get good health care when they need it. But that takes a big bite out of your paycheck -- $250 a month.

    When you first heard about the president's health plan, you heard him say that if you like the plan you're in you can keep it. That was good news. You also believed the whole point of the reform was to help families like yours get health insurance if for some reason you had to seek insurance on your own






    The American Spectator : The Supreme Court May Have Saved Lives







    good article.
     
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    If this family pays $250 a month for health care they get some kind of health care. If they have government supplied health care, they may get health care or may not.
     
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    I think that's going to be true for most of us in the near future.
     

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