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 Will Obamacare get repealed?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?

    Obamacare is what we’ve apparently decided to call the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a set of health insurance and industry reforms passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in March 2010.

    Obamacare will significantly increase the number of people with health insurance coverage. It does that by overhauling the individual insurance market — where people buy their own policies — and expanding  Medicaid, a public program that covers low-income Americans.

    But Obamacare does more than expand health insurance coverage. The law touches nearly every American industry, from hospitals and doctors to restaurants and even ice cream parlors (which, because of Obamacare, are required to post calorie listings on their menus). Obamacare includes lots of policies that change the way doctors get paid, with the aim of slowing the ever-growing cost of health care.

    Since the day it passed, Obamacare has been controversial and divisive. There have been more than 50 votes in the House of Representatives to repeal it and one Supreme Court case to overturn it. After all that Obamacare is still standing — but hasn't gotten any better liked.

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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?

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    Will Obamacare cause overcrowding in hospitals and doctors' offices?

  24. Card 24 of 32

    How many people have signed up for Obamacare?

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    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?

  29. Card 29 of 32

    How did Oregon get Obamacare so wrong?

  30. Card 30 of 32

    You didn't answer my question!

  31. Card 31 of 32

    Where can I learn more about Obamacare?

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    How have these cards changed?

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