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POLL: Does Obamacare Help You?

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Barack Obama in Senegal
President Barack Obama
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Today marks the formal rollout of the new Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. The law not only allows the previously uninsured more affordable healthcare options, it also touches on everything from allowing children to remain on their parent's insurance until they are 26 to making it a crime for insurance companies to deny coverage because of a person's pre-existing condition.

A few more highlights include a mandate that all insurance plans include coverage for outpatient and emergency services, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs, chronic disease management, preventive and wellness services, and pediatric services. The list goes on and on. You can find out more about it here.

If you're one of the millions of Americans checking out the Health Insurance Marketplace today, you're probably already clued up about what you're looking for in a plan. So tell us: do you see any benefits in the new plan for your healthcare coverage?

QUESTION:
Do you see any benefits for yourself under Obamacare?
Yes, I don't have insurance so I will definitely be signing up
26%
Yes, it will help me get care for a pre-existing medical condition
17%
No, I believe this plan will raise my healthcare premiums. It's a bad idea
15%
I'm not interested in this and won't be signing up. I'll handle my healthcare challenges when they occur.
6%
I have no idea what this means yet.
36%
Total votes: 192

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