Your Questions About the Affordable Care Act, Answered

Friday, May 17, 2013

President Barack Obama answers questions during a health care town hall meeting at Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio. (Samantha Appleton)

All this week, we've been examining different aspects of the Affordable Care Act and collecting listener questions about how the ACA will impact them and their families.

We got questions from many people, from small business owners unsure of what will be required of them, to more general questions about what the ACA actually is.

Jennifer Tolbert, director of State Health Reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation, responds to some of these questions and concerns.

If you have questions about the Affordable Care Act, we'll be answering them periodically on the show. Call us at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE or leave a question here on our website.

Guests:

Jennifer Tolbert

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja and Jessica Miller

Comments [4]

Alan Jaffe from NJ

Right now I am employed and married with a 13 yr. old child, making about $55,000 per year plus about $20,000 in investment income. I would like to retire at age 55 (earliest age my job will give me a partial pension), but I would have to pay for my own health insurance which would cost way to much. I am wondering if I now could afford to retire at 53 with this Obamacare. My pension would be around $15,000 per year plus my investment income of about $20,000 per year would give me about $$35,000 total income. How much would this new healthcare cost me if I decided to retire at 55? Thx.

Jun. 13 2013 12:53 PM
Page

Is it true that premiums will more than double with the next phase of ACA?

May. 17 2013 12:25 PM
listener

Wasn't the person in charge of tax exemptions
during the IRS political abuse scandal now running Obamacare?

That's what they used to call back in the old days
"newsworthy" before professional journalism turned into
DNC public relations.

May. 17 2013 09:31 AM
Ed from Larchmont

What happens if, also in light of the IRS problems, the Congress refuses to provide the extra funding requested for Obamacoverage?

May. 17 2013 08:46 AM

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