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ACA Insurance Marketplaces Open
posted at September 27, 2013 11:47 AM EDT
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Last: March 6, 2014
The Republicans are still fighting it , but the Marketplace for Insurance opens soon:
Those who have always had health insurance paid in part by their employers are generally unhappy about it. But, do they understand what it means to the country? And, do they know what it means to go without health insurance?
About 44 million people in this country have no health insurance, and another 38 million have inadequate health insurance. This means that nearly one-third of Americans face each day without the security of knowing that, if and when they need it, medical care is available to them and their families.
Having no health insurance also often means that people will postpone necessary care and forego preventive care - such as childhood immunizations and routine check-ups-completely. Because the uninsured usually have no regular doctor and limited access to prescription medications, they are more likely to be hospitalized for health conditions that could have been avoided.
Are you against the ACA? Why?