Obamacare Overview

Known as Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a long, confusing law  But if you are an avid reader of the Healthcare Economist, you don’t have to be confused. For your reference I have created an Obamacare Overview page that summarizes the most important ACA provisions.

Friday Links

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Health Insurance Exchanges: Day One

The start of health insurance exchanges, the most important provision of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) began allowing individuals to enroll today.  The start was somewhat inauspicious.  The start of “Obamacare” coincides with a federal government shutdown.  Additionally, some exchanges websites, including healthcare.gov, were not operational due to user volume. Nevertheless, today is a…