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Waxman Releases Report That Five Million Americans Won't Lose Health Care Coverage

Henry Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
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Henry Waxman is the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving in Congress since 1975. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Posted Dec. 31, 2014, 9:08 am

Mirror Staff

Congressman Henry Waxman (Dem-33rd District) released a new report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on New Year's Eve that finds that contrary to claims by Republican critics, five million Americans will not lose coverage in 2014 due to the ACA.

According to a statement from Waxman's office: "Even if one assumes the reported number of initial cancellations is accurate, the number of individuals who are unable to renew pre-ACA coverage, enroll in subsidized coverage, or access a catastrophic plan is likely under 10,000 people, which is just 0.2 percent of the estimate made by opponents of the Affordable Care Act."

Waxman said millions of American families are already benefitting from the law.

“This new report shows that people will get the health insurance coverage they need, contrary to the dire predictions of Republicans,” Waxman said.

Waxman said there has been a surge in enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s new health insurance marketplaces as individuals signed up for coverage effective Jan. 1.

"Approximately two million Americans have enrolled in private coverage through the federal and state based marketplaces," according to Waxman's office. "Medicaid has enrolled over four million individuals under new eligibility rules established by the Affordable Care Act. And over three million young adults have gained coverage through their parents’ plans."

The full report is available online

here.

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Dec. 31, 2014, 10:33:07 am

Daniel Gregory said...

Our family policies were all cancelled by Blue Cross now allowed extended until March 1st., 2014. This is wrong, must stay in effect for entire year.

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:51:38 am

They all lie said...

Covered CA website told me I was qualified for MediCal because I am unemployed and lost my coverage. When I filled out all the info, I was contacted by a case worker who told me I did not qualify until after the 1st of the year - at which point I could re-apply to see if I could get covered. He admitted the ACA was misleading a lot of people. I am a Democrat and also willing to pay for my insurance when/if I can afford to. I don't appreciate all of the lies from both sides.

Dec. 31, 2014, 10:54:35 am

kam said...

Waxtache is a paid endorser of all things that help him get elected. "*snort snort* where my cheese at?"

Jan. 1, 2014, 6:39:30 pm

Screw Waxman said...

If it's so great, why has Waxman, his staff and federal workers exempted themselves? He's an elitist pig.

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