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Obamacare at critical juncture


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 26, 2013

~~<p>There are good reasons to applaud the advent of Obamacare &mdash; among them, millions more people having access to health insurance and regulations targeting fraud and waste of the public money that underwrites Medicare and Medicaid. But the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed a full three years ago, remains a mystery to many. That has to change, and the clock is ticking.</p>
<p>President Barack Obama and his administration, having promoted Obamacare as the future of health care in America, bear some responsibility for the less-than-stellar record of educating the public about the programs. That's especially true given how important bringing the full spectrum of consumers into the health insurance system will be to the success of the effort.</p>
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There are good reasons to applaud the advent of Obamacare — among them, millions more people having access to health insurance and regulations targeting fraud and waste of the public money that underwrites Medicare and Medicaid. But the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed a full three years ago, remains a mystery to many. That has to change, and the clock is ticking.

President Barack Obama and his administration, having promoted Obamacare as the future of health care in America, bear some responsibility for the less-than-stellar record of educating the public about the programs. That's especially true given how important bringing the full spectrum of consumers into the health insurance system will be to the success of the effort. Login for more...



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