Examining Your Health Insurance Options Under Obamacare
And the burden of any problems will be shouldered by the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, particularly if it is Vice President Joe Biden or Hillary Rodham Clinton , who is remembered for her healthcare push during her husband's administration. At this stage, it is difficult to measure the efficacy of the campaign to influence Americans' perceptions of the law, in part because there is little transparency about how much third-party groups are spending on both sides. Three years after the law's passage, confusion surrounding it is striking. Americans, even uninsured ones, remain divided over whether the law will help their families, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll. In an August survey, 1 in 8 uninsured Americans said they had been contacted about the law by phone, email, text or a door-to-door visit. That is where Obama's collaboration with Hollywood ? long a home to Democratic campaign donors ? may end up being most helpful. The website for Funny or Die claims 19 million unique users and more than 60 million video views per month, and their demographic strength overlaps perfectly with the young people who must sign up for the healthcare law in order for it to succeed. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that young people will make up 40% of the 7 million who sign up. The website's video featuring Paris Hilton 's response to Sen.
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New health insurance exchanges want young, healthy people
Three Years After The Law's Passage, Confusion Surrounding It Is Striking.In addition to new coverage options, the healthcare law changes the rules of the insurance game for many consumers. It also requires most Americans to get health insurance or pay a penalty. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions. Please share your comments or ask questions at [email protected] . Submissions must include names and phone numbers. Also Healthcare law comes to California Do I need to do anything right now? You have time to consider your options. You can start signing up for health insurance Tuesday through Covered California, the state's new marketplace. The earliest policies take effect is Jan.
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Obama looks to Hollywood to help promote his healthcare law
"It could create a death spiral where only sick people want to sign up." To get young people into the fold, the Obama administration is running an online video contest soliciting entries about young people and their medical needs. In California, officials are spending millions of dollars on advertising and outreach aimed at showing them the value of coverage. One pitch: You could go broke without it. One video spot focuses on Ajay, a 20-year-old uninsured student from Sacramento, who talks about how expensive out-of-pocket treatment can be for her asthma attacks. "As young people we often feel nothing can stop us," she says, sitting in a coffee shop. "But all it takes is a fall or some kind of accident." Outside groups are also nudging young folks to get with the program. On Saturday, Young Invincibles, a national advocacy group that backs the healthcare law, helped host a music festival in South Los Angeles to educate young people about Obamacare and answer questions. Between acts they put on a skit showing how a torn Achilles tendon from a pickup basketball game could result in thousands of dollars in medical bills for someone lacking coverage. Chino Hills resident Vincent Hennerty, 23, said he's already learned the hard way.
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