Everything you need to know about Obamacare

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CURATED BY Sarah Kliff

2014-05-15 17:06:15 -0400

  1. What is Obamacare?
  2. What does Obamacare do?
  3. Who gets health insurance through Obamacare?
  4. What is a health insurance exchange?
  5. What is the individual mandate?
  6. What's an individual man date?
  7. Can I buy Obamacare right now?
  8. What happens if I don't buy health insurance?
  9. What happens to pre-existing conditions under Obamacare?
  10. What medical services does Obamacare cover?
  11. What is a health insurance subsidy?
  12. Is Obamacare available in all states?
  13. What happens to poor people in non-Medicaid expansion states?
  14. Will Obamacare cover all of the uninsured?
  15. What is the conservative case against Obamacare?
  16. How much does Obamacare cost the government?
  17. Is Obamacare popular?
  18. Will Obamacare get repealed?
  19. What's been delayed in Obamacare?
  20. What is the IPAB?
  21. What parts of Obamacare are already in effect?
  22. Does Obamacare change the care hospitals and doctors provide?
  23. Will Obamacare cause overcrowding in hospitals and doctors' offices?
  24. How many people have signed up for Obamacare?
  25. Who is signing up for Obamacare?
  26. Did Obamacare cause millions of insurance plans to get canceled?
  27. Will Obamacare let Americans retire earlier?
  28. Is the Census trying to hide how many people signed up for Obamacare?
  29. How did Oregon get Obamacare so wrong?
  30. You didn't answer my question!
  31. Where can I learn more about Obamacare?
  32. How have these cards changed?
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    What is Obamacare?

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    What does Obamacare do?

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    Who gets health insurance through Obamacare?

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    What is a health insurance exchange?

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    What is the individual mandate?

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    What's an individual man date?

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    Can I buy Obamacare right now?

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    What happens if I don't buy health insurance?

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    What happens to pre-existing conditions under Obamacare?

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    What medical services does Obamacare cover?

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    What is a health insurance subsidy?

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    Is Obamacare available in all states?

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    What happens to poor people in non-Medicaid expansion states?

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    Will Obamacare cover all of the uninsured?

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    What is the conservative case against Obamacare?

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    How much does Obamacare cost the government?

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    Is Obamacare popular?

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    Will Obamacare get repealed?

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    What's been delayed in Obamacare?

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    What is the IPAB?

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    What parts of Obamacare are already in effect?

  22. Card 22 of 32

    Does Obamacare change the care hospitals and doctors provide?

  23. Card 23 of 32

    Will Obamacare cause overcrowding in hospitals and doctors' offices?

  24. Card 24 of 32

    How many people have signed up for Obamacare?

  25. Card 25 of 32

    Who is signing up for Obamacare?

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    Did Obamacare cause millions of insurance plans to get canceled?

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    Will Obamacare let Americans retire earlier?

  28. Card 28 of 32

    Is the Census trying to hide how many people signed up for Obamacare?

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    How did Oregon get Obamacare so wrong?

    Seventeen states decided to build their own Obamacare exchanges in 2014 — but in 2015, it now appears there will be one less.

    After a disastrous enrollment season, Oregon decided on April 25 to give up on its Cover Oregon marketplace and transition to the federal marketplace.

    The federal government had already been in talks with Oregon about how the takeover would work.

    Generally, state-based exchanges have had greater success than HealthCare.gov. They have typically enrolled a higher percent of the eligible population than states using HealthCare.gov, the federal marketplace.  Percent_enrolled

    Oregon was among the handful of states that quickly embraced the health care law and committed to building an insurance market. The state put out some of the country's very first Obamacare ads that were, in true Oregon fashion, quite twee.

    But Oregon's exchange has, since the get-go, had a pretty terrible run. Because of technological problems, the state couldn't process online applications for months. Instead, it had to hire 400 temporary workers to process the flood of paper applications used as an alternative.

    And even by the end of open enrollment — and after spending $200 million in federal funds — Cover Oregon was the only exchange in the country where people couldn't self-enroll in a health plan in a single sitting.

    Oregon's exchange didn't have one single-point of authority, a state-issued review concluded in March. The project involved multiple agencies, who sometimes had different and conflicting goals. And Oregon did not set any penalties for when its main contractor, Oracle, missed deadlines.

    This "created an environment where there were no consequences for missing deadlines and no financial incentive for being realistic about delivery datas," consulting firm First Data concluded.

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    You didn't answer my question!

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    Where can I learn more about Obamacare?

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    How have these cards changed?

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