Apprehension Around Healthcare Rollout Lingers

Monday, September 30, 2013

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The next phase of the Affordable Care Act arrives tomorrow. The long anticipated health insurance exchanges will go live, allowing residents in every state to shop for health insurance in online marketplaces.

According to the Obama administration, the competition these exchanges create will drive down consumer prices.

But the American public remains unconvinced the Affordable Care Act is a "good idea."

Dante Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University. He mined the data for us and found that even among America's uninsured there is a great deal of apprehension about the law.

Guests:

Dante Chinni

Produced by:

Megan Quellhorst

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I am putting all my eggs in the Affordable Obama Care Act:AOCA...

I have every reason to be scared the most. Last year, I took on a part time job at Trader Joe's for the benefits of medical insurance.
Trade Joe's announced last month that I have to work 30 hours in order to stay covered. I work about 25.
I chose to not take on another five hours. I need those hours to listen to The Takeaway.
I am betting on the same kind of benefits without any extra out of pocket money. My case and all the people at Trader Joe's who get dropped is a great test for the plan.
Also, if our plan in Affordable Obama Care Act is as good as the health benefits of Trader Joe, will that mean that Lawyers, Journalists, and Artists who work at the supermarket drop out of slinging bags of onions?

Sep. 30 2013 01:57 PM
Amy K. Eoff from Austin, TX

Change is the only constant -- and the Tea Party should be ashamed of themselves, lying to the poor about something that is designed to make things better for them!! But thanks to the long-term brainwashing by the GOP, the poor seem to think they are actually the rich--or at least are treated as if they are rich!!!

Sep. 30 2013 12:15 PM

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