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The report by the Commonwealth Fund says 41 percent of those between 19 and 29 did not get medical care over the past year because of the cost. And among the uninsured, the figure jumped to 60 percent.
“We as small business owners are trying to do the right thing by insuring our employees, but it’s not always easy to do that,” says Ken Weinstein, owner of the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy.
“A lot of people see someone with a business and think they are rolling,” notes Rod Millwood, who owns a comedy club at 3rd and South Streets in Philadelphia. “But no.”
“Health insurance is tricky and it’s confusing, so having the right, unbiased information is a key resource for consumers,” says Melissa Fox, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania’s Insurance Department.
“Small businesses overwhelming support the (Obamacare) tax credits. The problem is, they don’t know about them,” says the CEO of a small-business advocacy group.
Forty-seven percent of respondents in a new CBS News poll dissaprove of the law, while just 36 percent approve of it.
Hundreds of protesters cheered as a number of speakers lashed out at the recent federal mandate that, in effect, forces insurance companies to pay for contraception.
Medicaid is a key part of President Obama’s health care reform law, and a new study shows that it does help to make people’s lives better.
On the anniversary of the federal Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is calling on President Obama to help get court challenges to the law before the US Supreme Court so they can be quickly resolved.
“There are over 32,000 young adults in our state who can stay on their parents’ insurance now, up to the age of 26, and they would have to go back to being uninsured,” says Athena Ford with the Pennsylvania Health Access Network.
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