ObamaCare: The Affordable Care Act Explained
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ObamaCare: The Affordable Care Act Explained

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  • Hip Hughes

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  • brandon leclair

    One of the biggest out of the very very many issues with the Affordable Care Act is the fact that the government makes money off of people who do not choose the Select Health Care insurance. One way you can make this better is by giving the penalties back to the insurance companies, doctors, Healthcare facilities and or hospitals but that doesn't happen. What does happen is people like me who pay for their insurance and has a full-time job without government assistance to prove that they want Healthcare was out paying high cost I now have to pay double the premium I do not have coverage like I did before I now have to pay a $3,000 deductible. This is ridiculous don't know how you can even argue this point but go ahead and keep trying thank

  • The channel

    Simple explanation: About 9 million middle-class Americans may be facing another health care gut punch with potential rate hikes as high as 20 percent. Simple as long as you don't have to pay!

  • nothanksimgood

    Anybody who complains about the side you move your arms probably isn't a medical professional, future or current. We are taught very early on in anatomy courses that you follow the anatomical directions of medial, lateral, ventral, dorsal, and follow the left and right sides as pertains to the body at-hand.

  • The QueensConquerer

    Why the fuck is American Healthcare so screwed? Here in Hong Kong it's simple, you go to the doctor, you pay no or very little fees, get a free consultation with the doctor and get free medicine. Regarding major surgeries, that too is funded by the government. It's simple, people pay tax and the government uses to tax to fund hospitals and it's working staff. Why is such a basic human right overcomplicated in the United States?

  • Blessing Eison

    I wish someone would explain why they take your taxes, even if you are under the amount reported for annual wages. 😐 it's not fair not knowing the exact dollar. I was 1800 under and they took this from my refund. boo, the bad part is that I didn't use this health coverage since I'm pretty healthy.. grrr

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  • Joey Morrison

    So, all these socialists comments on here were cute back 2 three years ago. Looking at them now I can only says. I knew you were idiots then, but do you?
    Of course not yall are to stupid to have self-realization. To think the same mother fuckers, that want to pay tons of other people's money to lay on a couch and have someone else help them find themselves.

  • MegzeeR

    I see the forced purchase medical insurance by everyone as a TAX anyway so why not actully just tax us and put it all into a universal medicare trust anyway. We eliminate the need for profits and the BILLIONS that go to private shareholders who's only interest is the profit margins of their owned shares and have that money spent on actual medical needs instead. We ALREADY have socialized medicine but it's the fascist form of socialism where the public is FORCED to buy products from private corporations. Wake up and smell the coffee. The argument of "socialism" and "capitalism" isn't even the correct definition of this mess. So if words make all of you so nervous maybe if you use the CORRECT definitions of our choices, socialism vs fascism, then the reality of what's going on will wake you up.

  • AuBelle

    Forcing people to pay for healthcare, or penalize them if they don't pay for healthcare. Bullshit. This is why I was opposed to Obamacare from the onset.

  • mr rebel

    my so called affordable care would cost just for me 1,200 a month with a 6,000 deductable! what the fuck is affordable about that! now im told ill get fined if i dont get it? its cheaper to pay the damn fine.. total bullshit. if my wife is on the plan cost doubles! along with deductable..fuck obama care!

  • mr rebel

    in texas if you work and pay taxes there is no help when and if you need it.. but sit on your ass and do nothing or call yourself a refugee, shit gets handed to you on a silver platter. so this is leftist bullshit. I'm not democratic or Republican I have no political affiliation I'm for whatever helps this country grow strong again. the government needs to start looking at the people and not their pockets and and if you're not in this country legally you do not deserve nor should you receive all of the free handouts and health care, food cost and housing that is being handed out at an alarming rate to illegals.

  • Quique

    When it is all said & done it is estimated we will have spent upwards of 6-8 TRILLION on the IQ war counting interest nvm our other wars & conflicts which include the maintenance of bases in others countries & yet no one ever asks where is the money coming from to fight this war which was stared under false pretenses or in plain English a lie. At this point every modern nation has a form of single payer except for the US where people everyday file bankruptcy due to ungodly hospital bills or are denied due to pre-existing conditions.The fact that we do not blink a eye when it comes to spending money on wars but question how we're going to pay for healthcare for our citizens is both immoral & unconscionable.

  • Jack Soxman

    2016….6.5 million sooner pay the cheap fine ( tax) then buy a Bronze plan with a $12000 deductibles.
    If the ACA is so great, why do we need a law they forces citizens to buy?

  • Wednesday's Child

    If you think the problem with healthcare is who pays, you are the problem. Healthcare starting from the top is a scam. The research is rife with fraud. If costs are to be contained, evidence based medicine needs to be the standard. If the item or procedure doesn't work, it's not covered. Forcing people to pay for things that don't even work is wrong and called stealing. 1/2 of these things these days that people get are chronic disease caused by lifestyle and medical care can't fix stupid.

  • Mr. Jerry Says

    well with this new President this healthcare act, might be is on its way out, or at list it at list could get very watered downed

  • USAFORMERUSMC

    My Sister in law, a dental assistant, single mother of 2, living with her mom earning 42K per year. She needs two tumors removed from her spine. Shitty doctors on the California Obama Care program misdiagnosed her ailment as a herniated disc, and couldn't figure out why she was in so much pain. They refused to give her the pain killers because they felt she was faking her pain to get meds. She hasn't worked or even stood on her feet since November 13th 2017.

    Ambulance to Hospital $1500. California Obama care refused to pay it.
    CT Scan $2700. California Obama care refused to pay it.
    CT Scan with contrast dye to screen for cancer $3200. California Obama care refused to pay it.

    Democrat or Republican doesn't matter when they plant you in the ground.
    Obama care sucks and needs to go away.

  • Bill Hallett

    THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT YOU TO HAVE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. THAT IS THE FACTS. FUCK THE SUPREME COURT. YOU AINT'T GETTING IT. LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DO NOT HAVE HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. NO PROFIT IN YOU BEING SICK. DIE, DIE IN THE FREE WORLD. THEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT HAVE TO BURDEN THE TAXPAYER WITH MORE BULL SHIT. BECAUSE THEY DO NOT CARE, BECAUSE THEY GOT FREE HEALTH COVERAGE ALREADY. AND YOU PAID FOR IT.

  • ViaOjo

    My healthcare costs have soared and by law I have to keep paying these high premiums with high deductibles. The good news is that after I’m broke from paying the high premiums by law and paying for the ultra high deductibles is that I’ll now qualify for free obamascam. Unfortunately there are no decent housing, utilities and food programs so you die anyway

  • QuaSyLaTic Andrew

    Addressing the fundamental Issues … on Obamacare

    As technologies advances, goods and products get cheaper and cheaper, computer cheaper, Handphone cheaper, flying cheaper … BUT Medical Bills go rocket high and higher.

    Why?

    If such is the trend, Obamacare, Trumpcare, WhoeverCare CANNOT solve the problems!

    The Problems lie in the limitation of Western Medicines, which only treat symptoms and NOT the root causes.

    Furthermore, little governmental effort to educate the masses how Not to Get SICK, the prevention aspects. Even if they do, there is also the limitation of current science on Healthy Living.

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  • Mikey Boy

    Why just a universal insurance like in canada ? Are you so much selfish like that ? Like I dont like to pay everything for poor people but everybody have the right to have healthcare like I understand that everybody have to do their parts but wtf its just logical lol someone sick cant work so its just normal to help them fuck and some of you want to let them down like trash ? Dam hope you will not have a disease or something like that because I will not help you if you can help other people

  • Tanner Young

    Good summary. I would say the problem with Obamacare is that we are investing in a broken system. There is a conflict of interest with insurance companies and healthcare providers that drives costs up significantly. Obamacare doesn't fix that at all. Also, our country has some issues with what health insurance should be. In our current system it isn't insurance–it's pre-paid healthcare. There's a difference.

  • Lord Grebnavs

    the ducking out off frame feel kinda awkward. stop it man.
    good video though.
    keep growing your channel. good luck 🙂

  • David Dial

    Not sure how it works but almost overnight I became insurance poor. It may be good for some people but it ruined me.

  • Barro the Broadcaster

    The ACA forces people to buy something they do not want and many cannot afford, or it forces people to pay a penalty they cannot afford. Obamacare is unacceptable, it is literal tyranny and it is the wrong direction for America to go in

  • Sylvester Maranda

    the statistics regarding the number of children who are uninsured in Texas reveals a deep-rooted problem within the state. Evidently, the state lives up to its billing as the uninsured capital of the United States. However, ObamaCare addresses these concerns. One of the benefits that the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) offers children is that they can remain insured under their parent’s plan up to the age of 26 years (Hall and Lord). More than 3 million children across the United States were not under any insurance package by 2012. However, the Affordable Care Act facilitates the addition of these children to gain insurance covers until they are of age to cater to their needs. This provides not only health but also the emotional and psychological relief to the parents and children alike (Oberlander). The ripple effect is that insurance companies will receive premiums from the new inclusions making it a win-win situation.
    Opponents of ObamCare have argued that most Texans will not be able to afford the healthcare plans under the act due to the overall rising cost of health in Texas. Current insurance policies have high deductibles making ObamaCare an unrealistic option (Oberlander). However, that is not necessarily the case. The Affordable Care Act eliminates the previously annual coverage and lifetime limits that were in place in insurance companies. These limits were in place to ensure that beneficiaries were capped at $1 million dollars annually. However, the act scarps off this cap proving beneficial to Texas and the rest of the United States. In addition, those with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied healthcare by insurance companies, neither can be forced to pay more for their existing plans in order to access healthcare (Oberlander).
    In conclusion, ObamaCare is a double-edged sword that people in Texas and America; in general, have to deal with its benefits and drawback. The Trump administration has been keen to repeal the act on constitutional grounds, arguing that it forces people to purchase a product without the option of opting out. This contradicts the tax clause, commerce clause, and necessary power clause on healthcare. However, the act has been instrumental in ensuring that children will be covered by insurance at least for 26 years and that people with pre-existing conditions can get the treatment they deserve with no strings attached.

  • BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE

    Isn’t everyone’s responsibility as a human being to help those who are too old, sick or poor to take care of theirselves?

  • Johnas Presbyter

    SOME THOUGHTS FROM THE GREAT CATFISH ON OBAMA CARE http://americanadmiraltybooks.blogspot.com/2018/07/some-thoughts-from-great-catfish-on.html

  • Cat Benson

    THE BRONZE PLAN…253.00 A MONTH…$6,500 COPAY..ITS A SCAM TO MAKE MONEY..AND A PENALTY ????ON TOP OF THAT…OBUMMER IS A CON ARTIST. MEDICAL ??NO THANK YOU…THEY KEEP A TAB..?????????????ON YOU AND ANY MONEY THEY SPEND ON YOU THEY TAKE IT FROM YOUR MOMS HOUSE..SORRY SHE IS DEAD, HERE IS A BILL FOR $22,500.00…PAY US… LOL.

  • Denys A

    Really good stuff, as usual. Nicely done! I think, personally, that insurance companies HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING INVOLVED IN HEALTH CARE! To them, it is purely a numbers game, and you lose if you're unlucky. The government should provide Medicare to all. It's one of the few things the federal government can do more efficiently than private enterprise. Making money off betting on sick people? Sick.

  • G.M.F

    Couldn't you have just flipped the video vertically whenever your body language didn't match up with you saying left or right? For example, if you were pointing right as you said left, just flip the video vertically and it will almost look like you're pointing left.

  • levi ridge

    OBAMA RUINED HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA cost is up 300% and health insurance is a joke OBAMA IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY i lost my health insurance and my doctor

  • Cracks 4 Win

    A major accident can ruin you financially as medical expenses are expensive. how do a health insurance work? Why is a health insurance very expensive? And the most common one is why do I need a health insurance? Before start a plan you need to learn about their requirements and pre-authorization. Otherwise, you’ll not get a good health insurance for urgent needs. Let's take a look details about how health insurance work- https://www.healthinsuranceplanscompare.com/how-health-insurance-works/

  • M9. 9m

    逃离战乱区是正常的,不过不去面对身份,就是弱者逃避现实的借口,不是所为追梦者。何为英雄?
    修身,齐家,治国,
    最后才是平天下。
    所以在下我也只在初级而已。

  • Mary J Nierling

    ACA for Seniors is useless. This is why Seniors will lose their secondary insurance, at least in the State of Minnesota. I will not take out any advantage plan thur MEDICARE.

  • Mary J Nierling

    And, the LESS the Government controls the people, the better off we would/will be. So they can shove Obamacare!!

  • Derek Seube

    Your right that the insurance companies are still in control because they help write the behemoth. Now there is fewer yet more powerful insurance companies because competition eliminated and fewer choices but now mandated to buy from them. People win!? I don't wanna win but govt say I have to. Indenture servitude to MY healthcare service provider. Thanks Obama!

  • Average Joe

    Most of my colleagues are middle class business owners and they're all telling me that their premiums skyrocketed. Several refuse to pay, not because they don't want the coverage, it's just too expensive. I think something has to be done, it's punishing people who work hard while rewarding many that are already living off the fat of the land.
    I'm a Democrat and would rather see a true universal healthcare. Obamacare just isn't fair for many deserving, hard working Americans

  • Svend Åge Bruun

    Oh,we love those people, who pay for the next pizza for the next person, who can't afford it. When it comes to health care, it's another matter. Maybe it's more expensive etc.
    It has been interesting to hear about Obama's initiatives to bring health care to more people and I can't help wonder, whey are they still not covered. Americans no longer drive around in covered wagons but health care is more or less based on the thoughts by those who did drive around in covered wagons.

  • SnackPatrol

    It really comes down to ideology- society vs. the individual. This ideology is one of the most morally grey areas I've ever sat and thought about- Let's say a magical genie came before me and granted me the ability to ensure nobody in the world would ever get sick again, if I say shoot myself in the face? Questions like these just don't have concrete answers, I wish people would understand that it is a debate rooted in philosophy, you can bring all the facts on healthcare this way or that way, spend 50 comments deep arguing, but at the end of the day it's just "Should I prioritize myself, or society as a whole?" There is no concrete answer to this question as it depends on the ideology of the individual.

  • Tyler Cat feline

    Obama care is bs I have insurance from my job I pay high state tax, fed tax, social security, and medical tax which is Obama tax. Correct me if I'm wrong, but most people on welfare is taken care by the state that's why we have state tax. Now Obama care in my opinion is bs, I'm thinking can we track down where all this money leads up to? Cause it's almost certain these politicians is scamming off of us. These past 4 presidents were the most sinister president any country could ever have. Criminals at highest level. So for me to view Obama care as a good thing, nope! Wait here's what I dug up check this out

    http://www.internationalnewsupdate.me/2017/09/news-obama-tax-audit-turns-up-millions.html?m=1

  • Mack 2

    If anyone has a pacemaker 2018 looking for insurance, no private health insurance will insure that person. Government Health Insurance only, so a catch 22,, all roads lead to Rome, London, and Washington D.C.

  • illumi NOTme

    L.M.A. or lower class middle Americans. LMAO. What they have succeeded in doing is destroying the middle class. I've never drawn unemployment gotten food stamps or any help from the government but I'll tell you this I haven't seen a daughter in 12 years and I'm getting sick and broken down by this pathetic system.

  • slayyy

    I can't stand how people on the right say abortion is murder and all people who get abortions are murderers but they they aren't willing to pay a couple of hundred bucks to save lives and it's not only other peoples lives their making better when more people in the country have health insurance there is less disease in said country therefore increasing your chance of living a long healthy life

  • Hair Razor Detox

    It’s a scam like the victory tax in 1945. Only your still volunteering for that scam called federal income tax. ( you don’t have federal income )

  • Healthcare Hustlers

    Latest additions to the healthcare confusion – the requirement that hospitals must now post their prices. While this can help self pay patients, it is likely to mislead anyone with insurance who doesn't understand contracted rates. A full evaluation here: https://thehealthcarehustlers.com/blog/2018/12/30/the-new-healthcare-law-for-2019

  • The Liberty Cause

    The Supreme Court said it was Constitutional but the penalty must be called a TAX. The reason for this was to start the entire process all over again as the Bill did not originate in the House of Representatives but rather the Senate. By calling the penalty a Tax should have forced the hand of Congress to send the Bill to the House where it would have died at the time.

    Congress failed us, again proving there is no left or right, just two wings of the same evil bird.

  • sundiii99OWS

    Not having health care has killed millions of Americans because insurance never should have existed, because the WAGE never should have existed because its slavery, and IDOLATRY. Idolatry means it doesn’t help EVERY HUMAN on EARTH! Capitalism thinks “insurance creates jobs” but it should NOT EXIST! All people should own all things so they can all PAY CASH for everything! (But actually that would eliminate money!)

  • Edward Pajarillo

    Healthcare providers and insurance companies need regulation. There are three players here-government, individual and healthcare providers. Most of the time the latter is being overlooked.

  • TheMilpitasguy

    It's really only a small percentage (about 5%) of the population needing the bulk of healthcare. These are the sickest people most health insurers don't want to touch with a 10-foot pole. The sad thing is that a lot of ailments are medically preventable. Just live a healthier lifestyle, avoid tobacco & alcohol, avoid sugar, exercise on a daily basis and you can get to 100 yrs old.

  • Catherine Wood

    If you wouldn't trust a trumpcare and I wouldn't trust Obamacare then you dont trust a government healthcare. Statement made. So government healthcare no good. But big pharmaceutical makes it difficult to pay for insurance on people that have an existing condition. The right isnt wrong saying leave insurance to its devices would drive down costs. But big pharma is over pricing things. Why…idk. maybe because it's more profitable for us to be sick?

  • Catherine Wood

    And dr.s aren't listening to patience. They want you out so fast that they dont want to see what's wrong. They dont want you but pharma does.

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