For the 40th Time - Obamacare Repeal Vote

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Despite 39 attempts to repeal Obamacare, it is still the law of the land, and that law just saw its 3rd anniversary in March. Despite the fact that the Supreme Court upheld the law, there are some who vigorously continue to seek its' repeal. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced on Wednesday that there will be yet another vote attempt next week to repeal Obamacare. The 40th time's the charm?

As we reported in March, Kaiser Family Foundation found that the nation is still roughly evenly divided on the Affordable Care Act:

Some parts of the law are popular, however as shown in this chart from KFF in this report:

Katherine Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, wrote in March about how people believe Obamacare will affect them and their families:

Looking ahead, the public’s expectations about the law’s likely impact on their own families tend to be more negative than positive, with 29 percent saying the ACA will make them worse off, 21 percent saying it will make them better off, and four in ten saying it won’t make much difference.

Much work remains to be done, especially in the area of informing people of the progress the state exchanges are making. The new Health Insurance Marketplace must be up and running by October 1, 2013 so that qualified people can use it to obtain health insurance. Katherine Sebelius:

For the first time, you’ll be able to go to one place to learn about health insurance; get accurate information on different plans; and make apples-to-apples comparisons of private insurance plans—including costs and benefits. You’ll get a clear picture of what you’re paying and what you’re getting before you make a choice. You’ll also be able to learn, with a single application, if you qualify for a free or low-cost plan, or a new kind of tax credit that lowers your monthly premiums right away.

Here is a brief video from the Department of Health and Human Services that explains the Health Insurance Marketplace:

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