GEORGE E. CURRY (NNPA)—Major provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect on Tuesday and, like all new programs, there was a certain amount of uncertainty and confusion. But making things worse are the deliberate lies that have been told by what some call Obamacare.
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Mens health issues, male at doctors office. (CNN Photo/Ferre’ Dollar) by Jen Christensen (CNN) — Amy Braun-Gross is counting the hours until October 1. It’s not her birthday nor her anniversary. October 1 is the day that marks the first time ever she will be allowed to buy health insurance.
MEDICAID EXPANSION – Uninsured Pennsylvanians descended on Representative Mike Turzai’s office. On July 3, a group of uninsured Pittsburgh residents held a demonstration outside of House Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s office to decry the House of Representatives’ actions to block the expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania. The group of demonstrators from Faces of Medicaid called on Turzai (R-Allegheny) to offer an alternative to the federally funded expansion they say would provide coverage for thousands of Pennsylvanians.
College student Francois Louis, 20, poses for a photo in Davie, Fla. Louis can’t remember the last time he went to the doctor and gets by on over the counter medication or health remedies whenever he’s sick. He’d love to be able to the doctor and have a check-up, but says it’s just too expensive on his salary of less than $15,000 a year. For millions of unemployed and underemployed twenty-somethings, many who are still living at home in the wake of a recession, health care has been out of reach. Now sweeping federal health laws are promising make coverage more affordable, but the big question remains, will it be affordable enough? (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) by Kelli KennedyAssociated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — Dan Lopez rarely gets sick and hasn’t been to a doctor in 10 years, so buying health insurance feels like a waste of money. Even after the federal health overhaul takes full effect next year, the 24-year-old said he will probably decide to pay the $100 penalty for those who skirt the law’s requirement that all Americans purchase coverage.