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Is Obamacare in effect? How does it work?

Postby giovanny » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:06 pm

My friend has been job hunting for over a year. He is not taking any government assistance. He has some minor health issues such as asthma. He hasn't been to a doctor & can't afford his medications. I told him to look into getting insurance under Obama's new plan but he says it hasn't gone into effect yet. However, I know of several other people who say they have insurance now thanks to Obama. I know I sound really uninformed but how does one go about getting health insurance if they are currently unemployed? Who should my friend talk to? Thanks for any help you might have to offer.
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Is Obamacare in effect? How does it work?

Postby ryen » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:08 pm

If your friend is out of work he must have some income from Unemployment Insurance. He has to use some of that to go to a county clinic and pay a fee for service. Medical care is not free. The Obamacare legislation began in 2010 but the insurance part begins in 2014. That is when everyone can get a tax credit in 2015 which reimburses them for part of the cost.
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