Forum Dispels Myths About Health Care

Posted: February 17, 2013 at 2:51 a.m.

Everyone is entitled to health care, according to Hershey Garner, a physician at Highlands Oncology Group.

At A Glance

Health Care Changes

The extension of Medicaid and the implementation of the health care exchange in Arkansas would:

• Qualify 16,755 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 for Medicaid in Washington County and 16,565 for exchange subsidies to purchase insurance

• Qualify 13,266 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 for Medicaid in Benton County and 15,969 adults for exchange subsidies to purchase insurance

• Save the state $372 billions between 2014 and 2021.

Source: Staff Report

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The headline suggests that the panel dispelled some Obamacare myths, but the reporter, Kate Ward must have been dozing.

Kate, which myths were dispelled? One might think that the editorial staff had little or no interest in actually providing the readership with an informative report. Pathetic reporting.

Posted by: FrankLloydLeft

February 17, 2013 at 6:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Frank, there are 1131 pieces to Obamacare. Major pieces were started almost 3 years now. Hospitals started in 2009 and over three years 50% of medical records are now online and accessible by your physician. Pre-existing conditions became effective in September of 2011 over two years ago. So far it's been a home run, a grand slam. the pieces that didn't work have been thrown out and reworked. The states are now free to do what's best for them. It will expand coverage and greatly increase preventative. What you may not know is there is a political party that has ran against healthcare reform and Obama for 4 years now. The message simply 'Obamacare Bad'. The opponents haven't talked about specifics. Just Obama Bad, ObamaCare worst.
I think Kate is spot on, talking to the audience who needs to hear this. A lot of people have been lied to about Obamacare. ObamaCare in fact is Great. Awesome. A historic leap forward for our country. Our Healthcare systems has calready seen major transition in just a few years.

Posted by: tkt07709190938

February 18, 2013 at 12:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

tkt may have misinterpreted my comments. I don't need to be convinced that the ACA is good legislation. My criticism goes to the reporting. I missed the forum and would like to have read about what was discussed. The criticism extends to the editorial staff who allowed this fluff article to be published.

Posted by: FrankLloydLeft

February 18, 2013 at 7:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )