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ACA Enrollment for 2018 Starts November 1

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ACA Repeal Would Take Insurance from 32 Million Americans

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The CBO estimates that the GOP repeal-only health care bill would increase the number of people who are uninsured by 17 million in 2018, compared with the number under current law. That number would increase to 27 million in 2020, after the elimination of Medicaid expansion and the elimination of marketplace subsidies, and then to 32 million in 2026. In addition, average premiums in the nongroup market would increase by roughly 25% in 2018. The increase would reach about 50% in 2020, and premiums would about double by 2026.

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Wrong, Donald, Obamacare Is Not Collapsing

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In his speech to Congress, Donald lied about the the ACA:

Health insurance premiums on marketplaces created by the law did increase markedly this year in many parts of the country as insurers dealt with higher-than-expected medical claims from patients.

But most consumers are still able to get health plans for less than $100 a month on the marketplaces, thanks to insurance subsidies made available by Obamacare.

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One-Third Don’t Realize ACA and Obamacare Are the Same

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Of Americans said either that they thought Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act were two different policies (17%) or didn’t know if they were the same or different (18%), according to a new Morning Consult survey. “This confusion was more pronounced among people 18 to 29 and those who earn less than $50,000 — two groups that could be significantly affected by repeal.”

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Only 15 Percent of Physicians Support Complete Repeal of Obamacare

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A new survey from Penn shows what primary care physicians think of Obamacare: 15% support complete repeal (38% of Trump voters; 0% of Clinton voters).Other findings:
There is agreement among respondents that specific ACA provisions are important for U.S. health: 95% for covering preexisting conditions, 91% for tax credits for small businesses, 88% for family coverage through age 26, 73% for Medicaid expansion, 50% for the individual mandate.

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Most Americans in Favor of Keeping Obamacare Until There Is an Alternative

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A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that 75% of Americans say they either want lawmakers to leave Obamacare alone, or repeal it only when they can replace it with a new health care law. Just 20% of those polled say they want to see the law killed immediately.

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Ben Carson Makes ACA Sound Like Mind Control

If you can control the most important thing a person has — their health and their health care – then you’re well on your way to controlling every aspect of their life.

— Ben Carson, quoted by the Concord Monitor, explaining his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

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Half of Senators Who Voted for ACA Are Gone from Senate

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Of the Senators who voted to pass the Affordable Care Act will still be in office in 2015, when the new members are sworn in, Bloomberg notes. “Nineteen of them retired or resigned, eight were defeated for re-election and three died in office.”

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Schumer: Democrats Blew It

Unfortunately, Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them… We took their mandate and put all our focus on the wrong problem — health care reform.

— Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), asserting that Democrats made a mistake by passing President Obama’s health-care law in 2010 instead of focusing more directly on helping the middle class, Bloomberg reports.

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More Than 3 Million Would Have Health Insurance Now, If Only

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Low-income people around the country would have had access to Medicare as a cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act if the Supreme Court had not ruled in 2012 that expansion of Medicaid must be optional for states, according to The Upshot.