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There are 14 articles discussing Obamacare 'behind the wall' today.
The 0.3 percent rise in income was partly influenced by temporary factors, such as the start of health care coverage in several areas under the Affordable Care Act.
Medicaid benefits were boosted $19.2 billion due to expanded coverage under the ACA. Other government social benefits to persons was boosted $14.7 billion, reflecting increases in several refundable tax credits, including health insurance premium subsidies paid in the form of tax credits to enrollees of the ACA exchanges.
About 48 percent of the consumers who are eligible to enroll in QHPs have selected QHPs. But only 1.5 million people got through the QHP determination process in February, down 30 percent from the number who got through the determination process in January. Just 942,833 selected QHPs, down 18 percent from the January QHP selection total.
"...one cannot claim that a plan is "unaffordable" when over the course of the year it will provide you with substantial savings. Thus we are changing the rating on this ad from Two Pinocchios to Three Pinocchios."
See also Dexter cancer patient who called health care 'unaffordable' will save more than $1K (Marisa Schultz, Detroit News) and UPDATED-Koch bros' fake "Obamacare victim" Julie Boonstra made to look even more foolish & exploited (Eclectablog, Daily Kos)
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