Is the Affordable Care Act….affordable?

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photo by PhotoDu.de, flickr.com

Although the Affordable Care Act is a very complex piece of legislation that addresses many aspects of health care one of the main objectives was to make healthcare more affordable for everyone.  However, there is great debate on this topic. For many of us our health insurance premiums are on the rise and most plans have high deductibles.  That means we are all on the hook for a greater percentage of our healthcare costs.  Is that better for everyone?  Nobody knows yet.

Here are links to some articles that address these very issues:

Chicago Tribune: Obamacare deductibles a dose of sticker shock

Forbes: Three Key Questions For Obamacare’s Rollout

CNN: Who will pay more under Obamacare? Young men

There are people who will pay less under Obamacare.  But, at what expense to everyone?  Here is a look at one person’s cost savings.

Only time will tell what the economic impact of Obamacare is to you and me.  Hopefully, it will create a more affordable healthcare system.  Unfortunately, the early predictions are that costs are on the rise for all of us.

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I am Joshua Lewis, MD, the creator of Discussing Healthcare, LLC and a board certified Emergency Physician who currently practices in the Phoenix, Arizona area. I hope you will gain meaningful insight into our healthcare system through the information provided by Discussing Healthcare. Thank you for your interest and I encourage you to contribute by calling, emailing, or leaving comments on the website.

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