Obamacare

Number of Uninsured Minnesotans Down by 40%

Murillo reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, California Reports indicate the number of uninsured Minnesotans fell from 445,000 on September 30 of 2013 to 264,500 on May 1 of 2014 — this according to a study released last week by the University of Minnesota. This represents a 40% decrease in the number of people in Minnesota without health insurance since the rollout of "Obamacare" (the Affordable Care Act) on October 1, 2013. Pundits from both sides of the aisle will surely seek...

It Works For Obama, It Works For Me

Barak Obama-United States-Politics The Affordable Health Care Act, or Obamacare as it has been called, has been in the news a great deal recently, well, for years actually — and fortunately for President Obama, the headlines lately have been mostly positive. President Obama proudly announced April 17 that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Health Care Act. That number exceeds by 1 million the target set by the Obama administration for people to buy insurance through government-run health care exchanges.
“This thing is working,” Obama ...

Three Types of People Who Had a Worse Week Than You

Your work piled up, your social life suffered, you had a flat tire and worst of all — the barista messed up your drink order. It'd be easy to wallow in the misfortune last week brought, but no. Minnesotans pick themselves up, shake off any remaining snow from Friday's storm, and get back into the grind. Besides, as bad as your week was, I can guarantee you there are many more who had it worse than you. So suck it up buttercup, enjoy the beautiful April weather forecasted for this week (it is supposed to be 70º tomorrow), and consider the plight of those for whom last week was worse.  
#1 — Those Who Missed the Obamacare Deadline
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MNsure Day! Awesome Idea!

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Have you heard the great news? The mayors of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth all agreed to proclaim Friday, March 28th as "MNsure Day!" I can't wait to go out and wish all my neighbors a "Merry MNsure Day!" or spread some cheer by saying: "I hope you've signed up for quality, affordable health insurance!" Why do we need MNsure Day? Because there appear to be some silly boys and girls who haven't gotten the message that they need to sign up for health insurance by Monday or get a naughty-person fine! The fine is $95 or 1% of one's income, whichever is higher. There might be some even naughtier ones who...

Affordable Healthcare Act Already Hiccuping Badly -- Negatives From Law Keep Piling Up

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This article has opinions from the author based on his findings and research on this controversial issue. The Affordable Care Act, the ACA, or Obamacare as it has been called, has been in the news quite a bit recently -- but unfortunately for President Obama and his sweeping insurance solution, the reasons have been mostly negative. The first of October marked the anticipated debut, the day when potential insurance buyers could use the government websites to navigate plan options under the new healthcare regime. It's safe to say very...