Obamacare Questions?

Got Obamacare questions? Call the man himself. This is his train wreck. Let him answer your questions.   obamacare questions

People regularly call their representatives for help with Medicare, Social Security and other government programs. Yet, Republicans believe healthcare reform spells doom for the federal budget, private businesses and the U.S. healthcare system. They’re also enormously frustrated that the law has persevered through two elections and a Supreme Court challenge and believe a botched implementation could help build momentum for the repeal movement. 

Some Republicans indicated to The Hill they will not assist constituents in navigating the law and obtaining benefits. Others said they would tell people to call the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Hill

In spite of the rhetoric by The Hill, it probably won’t do much good to call your Democrat Representative or Senator either. Many of them don’t want any part of this and even the ones that voted for Obamacare never bothered to read the bill before they voted for it.

And you thought “We have to pass this bill so you will know what is in it” was just a joke.

It wasn’t.

If you have Obamacare questions your Congress people won’t know the answer either.

But if you are from Kansas you might have a leg up on the rest of us.

“Given that we come from Kansas, it’s much easier to say, ‘Call your former governor,'” said Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R), referring to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

“You say, ‘She’s the one. She’s responsible. She was your governor, elected twice, and now you reelected the president, but he picked her.'” Huelskamp said.

Yes, the white-haired health care czar is your go-to gal for all your Obamacare questions.

Polls have shown that the public is largely ignorant about the law and how it operates. This dynamic adds to the task facing the Obama administration and its supporters before the fall, when enrollment is scheduled to begin.

Very true.

I still get calls on a weekly basis from people who think health insurance carriers cannot deny your application if you have a pre-existing condition, including things like “I am pregnant and need health insurance to cover the hospital and doctor bill”.

These Obamacare questions will not go away. Next year they will probably increase and at least then I can tell them to keep that baby inside until the next open enrollment in October and you can sign up for health insurance to become effective in January, 2015.