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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Myth: “Obamacare Forces Me to Pay for Other People’s Health Care”

Long before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, you were paying for other people’s healthcare in many different ways. When you pay insurance premiums, that money doesn’t only go towards your healthcare, it helps pay medical costs for every person insured by that company.

Likewise, when someone without health insurance received care in an emergency room, and they couldn’t pay their bills, the hospital didn’t just write off those costs. They passed that expense on to you and every other patient in the form of higher medical costs, higher insurance premiums, and higher deductibles.

However, the Affordable Health Care Act now requires everyone to get insurance, so you will no longer have to pay for other people’s health care when they don’t have insurance.

What’s more, Emergency Room care is the most expensive form of health care. Since more people have insurance, they’ll get the health care they need when they need it instead of waiting for the problem to get so bad that they need to go to the ER. This saves a lot of money and reduces the costs that are passed on to other patients.

In the long run, this reduces the rate at which the overall cost of healthcare rises.  

The Affordable Care Act has also saved taxpayers a lot of money. According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over $4.1 billion has already been saved by reducing Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

They also report that senior citizens have saved over 4 billion on prescription drugs. None of these savings cost you any extra money as a taxpayer or as a consumer.

Read our Myth Crashing section for many more facts vs. fiction articles, compiled by Jeff. B.

Image Credit: AP/Charles Dharapak

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