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June 29, 2012

A bunch of random facts you probably didn’t know about Obamacare.

Update:

Mitt Romney:

“What the court did not do on its last day in session, I will do on my first day if elected President of the United States. And that is I will act to repeal Obamacare.”

What’s that? Romneycare?

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An Historic Day for Americans & our Health & our Pocketbooks.

“I have had some bitter disappointments as president, but the one that has troubled me most, in a personal way, has been the failure to defeat the organized opposition to a national compulsory health insurance program.” ~ President Harry S. Truman

The below pull-outs come from the NY Times, after the historic ruling today. Excerpts:

> Future health reforms will take 60 votes in the Senate and 5 on the bench.

> More than 15 million Americans are still uninsured

> A polite fiction long justified the idea of nine unelected justices overruling Congress and the states: They merely interpret the law. That fiction had been slipping badly ever since Bush v. Gore in 2000. A recent New York Times survey found that three-quarters of the public believed that politics was a frequent factor in court decisions.

> Very quietly, the Affordable Care Act introduced a revolutionary change: All poor people in America would get Medicaid.

> If they don’t come up with something stirring, the reform that survived the court could be lost in the election.

> Changes: new incentives for hospitals to deliver more efficient care, new incentives to nudge physicians into primary care, and powerful new rules to stop insurance companies from cherry-picking the people they cover.

> Barack Obama borrowed from Republicans like Senator John Chafee of Rhode Island the idea of mandating individual coverage to broaden the private insurance pool.

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