Healthcare Series: Affordable Care Act - January 16, 2014

Diagnosis: Broken healthcare promise

The debacles are adding up. Whether it’s the botched website rollout, the skyrocketing cost of insurance premiums or the cancellation notices millions of insured Americans have received, my colleagues and I are hearing from people who feel betrayed by President Obama’s broken promises on healthcare.
As we cautioned, the problems surrounding ObamaCare are about much more than a broken website: This is a broken law that is breaking the healthcare system in our country.

More woes are ahead for the ACA


Even setting aside the debacle surrounding the rollout of HealthCare.gov, last fall was a bad time for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

The anti-ObamaCare fever is now breaking

The Affordable Care Act is working. Just ask my constituent Carl Geenen.

Carl lost his job two years ago. He was able to hang on to temporary healthcare coverage through his former employer, but those benefits were set to expire at the end of 2013. He had tried to sign up for health insurance on the individual market, but had trouble finding coverage because of preexisting shoulder problems. But now, thanks to the ACA and its prohibition on preexisting condition limitations, Carl has been able to sign up for affordable coverage on his state exchange. His new insurance took effect Jan. 1, just in time to avoid any lapses in coverage.

ObamaCare: More harm than good

President Obama ended 2013 on a sour note, when his unforgettable promise that “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it” earned Politifact’s “Lie of the Year.” With 2014 scarcely underway, the American people un

A new era for healthcare consumers

Jan. 1, 2014, will go down as a great day in U.S. history, a day that transformed our broken healthcare non-system and improved the lives and health of millions of people in this country.