Health Care - You never Had It So Good - thanks Nancy

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  1. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 12 years ago



    Good morning,

    Last week, we launched a first-of-its-kind website that makes it easier to find health care coverage and clearly explains how new rules like the Patient’s Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act will benefit you, your family, or your business.

    While technology has made it easier to search for plane tickets or to find the right apartment, shopping for private health insurance plans has remained difficult for too long. takes some of the mystery out of shopping for health insurance.

    Just answer a few easy questions, and will provide all the coverage options that are right for you, including public and private health insurance tailored to your age, location, and health needs.  The site also helps Americans make informed decisions about health care coverage by offering easy to understand information about new benefits and protections for individuals, families and employers.

    The site is easy to use and comprehensive, and it’s only going to get better. Throughout the site, there are places to ask questions and give feedback, and the team at the Department of Health and Human Services will be responding to common questions and updating content based on your feedback.  In October, the site will include information on the price of health insurance plans and we’ll be adding other new features like tools to help you stay healthy and a database of hospital quality ratings.

    The launch of is just one of many steps we have taken to strengthen the health care system for all Americans since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law.  Here are a few others:

    Parents can now rest a little easier knowing that insurance companies will be prohibited from denying children coverage because of a preexisting condition or putting a cap on the amount of benefits that will be paid in lifetime;
    Young adults up to age 26 without insurance will be able to get on their parent’s plan;
    Seniors hitting a gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage known as the “donut hole” are getting $250 checks;  and
    Small businesses are now eligible for tax credits to help them afford coverage for employees.
    But there is much more to be done.  Be sure to check out regularly to stay current about benefits available to you and informed about what’s ahead.


    Nancy-Ann DeParle
    Director, White House Office of Health Reform

    1. Mikegtz profile image60
      Mikegtzposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't know about this resource. I am glad it exists.

  2. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 12 years ago

    Obama seems to be doing OK right now - he is very popular in Europe smile

    1. Sab Oh profile image56
      Sab Ohposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      "Obama seems to be doing OK right now - he is very popular in Europe"

      And that is exactly where he belongs. He'll be out of work in about two years and looking for something to do - maybe you guys can find him a job. He's very good at reading teleprompters if you have anything in that field.

      1. profile image48
        WriteNow2008posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        At least Obama can read, that beats what Bush could do.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image60
          couturepopcafeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Why do people constantly pit one president against another?  I don't get all this hate.  Obama is an excellent speaker.  Bush was a poor public speaker.  Obama is black and white.  Bush is white.  Obama is a Muslim turned Christian, Bush is a Christian.  Obama went to college, Bush went to college.  Obama inherited Bush's mistakes, Bush inherited Clinton's.  Waaahhh!  My president is better than your president.  I think if you look at yourselves, you'll see the problem with the entire world.   People who are intolerant, narrow-minded and prejudiced for the wrong reasons.  It's like calling someone a doo-doo head.  "Well Bush can't read, but Obama can!"
          OMG.  I can't take it.  I'm leaving.

  3. MikeNV profile image69
    MikeNVposted 12 years ago

    If you put powdered sugar on a pile of dog crap... you still have dog crap.

  4. theirishobserver. profile image61
    theirishobserver.posted 12 years ago

    Mike - your honesty is always refreshing - how are you smile

    1. MikeNV profile image69
      MikeNVposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Cranky... because its hot smile

  5. profile image51
    salestop81posted 12 years ago

    In this page you can find more info about the health care reform, they promote health quotes, but the infor its very good

  6. Evan G Rogers profile image61
    Evan G Rogersposted 12 years ago

    prices are going to increase, benefits are going to decrease, and so is quality.

    It's inevitable with government intervention

  7. lovemychris profile image73
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    No kidding.
    God, I used to cringe everty time elBushbo spoke.

    Obama willl not only have two more years, but he will be re-elected.

    American are catching on to the Rethuglibagging scam.

    "NO" to average Americans, "YES" to corporate and wealthy elites is no longer the American way Repubs.

    We have a new mantra; Equality, or as the founding dads said: Liberty and Justics FOR ALL. We know it hurts to share...heck, you won't even agree to things that YOU created!

    But you will have to grow up and get with the new program.

    Now listen real hard: YOU do not own this country. It belongs to everybody.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about you LMC, but I got a nice tax break due to the Bush era tax cuts.  Everyone who pays taxes did.  If you work, you got it, too.  You simply had less FICA taken out of your paycheck. 

      What's going to happen when this ends is that we all simply pay more taxes, back to where we were before the tax cut.  The uber rich don't care if they have to pay more.  They have plenty of tax shelters.  The only people really hurt by this is going to be middle class and sole proprioterships.


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