Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, the growth in healthcare costs has slowed dramatically. That includes the cost paid by government, by businesses and individuals," she said, according to accounts from The Hill , ABC and CNN . Pelosi said that increases in health care premiums that many Americans face would have been greater if not for the law.
Despite the worst roll-out conceivable, the Affordable Care Act seems to be working. The biggest problem on the horizon that may be beyond repair -- because it reflects a core feature of the law -- is the public's understandable reluctance to be forced to buy insurance from private, for-profit insurers that aren't under enough competitive pressure to keep premiums low.
As the dust settled after the low turnout special election that saw a normally Republican district narrowly send a Republican to Congress, the National Journal credulously reported the claims of GOP strategists to a "first of its kind" database they called "Honeybadger ." So was the real target of this GOP "breakthrough," which itself was explained only in vague and formulaic terms.
The Department of Veterans Affairs sent veterans and other Americans in its database a seven-page color brochure titled "The Affordable Care Act: For Veterans Who Need Health Care Coverage," with a letter dated March 7 that appears addressed to individuals who don't use VA health insurance. The spokesman did not dispute that the VA also is seeking to encourage uninsured veterans to consider Obamacare as a health insurance option.
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President Obama's Affordable Care Act requires that nearly all Americans acquire health insurance by March 31 or pay a penalty fee and the federal health care program is still working out some kinks as the open enrollment deadline approaches. The Daily Ticker covers the most important business stories of the day -- the economy, investing, corporate leadership and politics.
While leader Pelosi was trying to convince reporters that Obamacare was actually affordable, Senator Landrieu refuse to appear with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who was in New Orleans to promote Obamacare as the March 31st deadline fast approaches. Senator Landrieu finds herself in a epic reelection fight as Obamacare has proven to be widely unpopular in the state, and on two occasions Senator Landrieu has publicly stated that she would indeed vote for Obamacare again if she had to.
WSYX-OH: Ohioans Are Unaware Of ObamaCare Deadline, Won't Sign Up Due To The Cost
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The nation's largest minority group risks being left behind by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation's uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31. "We are not going to be able to enroll at the levels we should be enrolling at."
Mexican immigration rights activist Elvira Arellano waits to enter the US in Tijuana, Mexico. The case is reminiscent of an alleged scheme orchestrated by a police sergeant in the Salinas Valley town of King City to steal impounded cars belonging mostly to Latino immigrants. Immigration protester back at Chicago church that sheltered her - Chicago Tribune Elvira Arellano, who made headlines for living at a Chicago church for a year before she was deported to Mexico, is back in the US.