Explaining The Affordable Care Act

Comments:  One of the reasons I started this blog was to provide independent — nonpartisan information regarding The Affordable Care Act.  I know as a former insurance salesperson and corporate benefits manager, insurance for anyone can be difficult to understand. Now throw is the clanging sound of partisan commentary and it becomes an increasing fog, making understanding it that much more difficult.

The News Hour (PBS) has set up a section of their website for Q&A and to follow is an interview I saw which answered some basic questions, which I’ll add commentary to later.

SUMMARY

Even as Republicans are trying to shut off funding for the law, the Obama administration and some states are preparing for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Julie Rovner of NPR joins Ray Suarez to answer some of your frequently asked questions on tax credits and subsidies, as well as penalties for not having insurance.