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AHS - ObamaCare 3

  1. 1. ObamaCare By: Sammy Cromer, Emily Curran, Sydney Dammert, Ben Correl
  2. 2. ObamaCare  Affordable Care Act established ObamaCare  The program was established on March23rd, 2010  Barack Obama was the president that established the program
  3. 3. Mission Statement/Purpose  “Expand affordability, quality, and availability of insurance by opening the Health Insurance Marketplace and enacting better regulations on health insurance industry.”
  4. 4. Controversy  ObamaCare is very contraversial  The program is mainly supported b democrats and opposed by republicans  The most contraversial provision: The requirement that contraceptives be covered without co-payment  This provision has drawn more than 147,000 public comments, according to an analysis from the Sunlight Foundation
  5. 5. ObamaCare in the News  ObamaCare has been in the news a lot recently  Sunday morning a one-year delay in ObamaCare was proposed by House Republicans, but was shutdown by Senate Democrats on before the Monday night deadline  No agreement was reached causing a temporary, partial shutdown of the government
  6. 6. Provisions  There have been a number of changes made to the act:  Increased free preventive services to Medicaid. The Federal Government is increasing funding to Medicaid with little or no cost to the recipient. These include tests for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol; many cancer screenings including colonoscopy and mammograms; counseling to help people lose weight, quit smoking or reduce alcohol use; routine vaccinations; flu and pneumonia shots; and others.
  7. 7.  Doctors that take Medicaid patients got a pay raise as of January 1 2013, they will start to receive the same payments as those who take Medicare patients  The Medicare part A income tax is raised on those over the $200/$250k mark. The increase is .09% to the existing Medicare tax and is supposed to help boost the Medicare trust fund  A 2.3% excise tax on medical devices goes into effect in 2013. The ObamaCare 2013 tax doesn't include hearing aids or corrective lenses, but does include devices like defibrillators, pacemakers, artificial joints and others.
  8. 8.  W-2 tax forms issued for 2012 and beyond must include a line showing the benefit employees receive from their employer- sponsored health care to help Americans better understand where there healthcare spending is going
  9. 9. Health and Human Services  Health and Human Services is the federal government department agency that oversees the program  Their website briefly describes the coverage cars, costs, care information
  10. 10. Cost Government  Net cost over next ten years is $1.1 trillion, $2 million in 2013- 2014  Predicted to cut deficit by $200 billion for the first time in 10 years
  11. 11. Costs Consumers  There is a $95 fine for not being insured per month, which comes out of a persons tax return  Will almost double cost of care for an average 27-year-old male  Final premiums are lower than predicted but higher than what people are already paying
  12. 12. State vs. Federal  All states have to participate in Health Care Exchange  States can either set their own exchange up or default to the federal government exchange  36 states are defaulting to the governments health care exchange and the rest are setting up their own
  13. 13. State vs. Feral  Obamacare does not pay for any of the costs necessary to administer the expansion of the Medicaid rolls, which are rolls that are expected to increase by approximately 50 percent in states like Nevada, Oregon, and Texas  Texas is facing a $25 billion deficit for their next two-year budget cycle, Texas lawmakers are considering closing the gap by dropping out of Medicaid. State representative, Warren Chisum, told New York Times that “This system is bankrupting our state”
  14. 14. State vs. Federal  Most of the costs are borne by the Federal government, a smaller percent is borne by the state governments  Each state receives a grant to cover the cost based on the size of the state  For example, Texas and Washington will receive the same in grant money (20.4 million), even though Texas will spend more than Washington  The requirement to receive the funds are that the state set up a health care exchange or default to the one set up by the Federal government
  15. 15. Questions 1.) What Act establishes ObamaCare? a.) ObamaCare Act b.)Affordable Care Act c.) Universal health care Act d.) Health Care Act 2.) What Federal department oversees ObamaCare? a.)Health Department b.)Human Services c.)FDA d.)Health and Human Services
  16. 16. 3. How many states are defaulting to the Federal Health Care Exchange? a.) 12 b.) 36 c.) 50 d.) none 4. For the average 27 year-old male the cost insurance will: a.) stay the same b.) double c.) triple d.) go down 5. Over the next ten years, the government is expected to have spent how much on Obamacare? a.)1.1 trillion b.)1.1 billion c.)1.1 million d.)1.1 thousand
  17. 17. Sources  Obamcarefacts.com  nhs.gov  Usatoday.com  Washingtonpost.com