Since the far right continues to misrepresent the benefits of Obamacare — correctly known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez will host a town hall on the details in Garden Grive this Saturday. The details of the event are below.
The dirty little secret about Obamacare is while Republicans hate it, more Republican families have enrolled adult children under Obamacare provisions than Democratic families according to the Daily Beast. From the story:
The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is starting to take effect. And here’s a shocker. While the overall legislation is wildly unpopular among Republicans—90 percent disapproved, according to a June poll—individual components seem to be catching on like wildfire among the GOP crowd.
Take, for example, the requirement that insurers continue policies to children whose parents have coverage until they turn 26. The Commonwealth Fund last week released an interesting study (PDF) of young people and Obamacare. It found that between 2011 and 2013, the number of people aged 19 to 25 who had been on a parent’s health insurance plan in the previous year rose from 13.7 million to 15 million. “Of the 15 million young adults on a parent’s plan, an estimated 7.8 million likely would not have been eligible to enroll in that plan prior to the Affordable Care Act,” the Commonwealth Fund reported. The report also found that Republicans were more into this provision of the ACA than Democrats. In March 2013, 73 percent of young Republicans surveyed had heard of the provision, compared with 63 percent of Democratic youths. Maybe it’s because they were more likely to be benefitting from the expansion. “In March 2013, 63 percent of Republican young adults had enrolled in a parents’ policy, compared with 45 percent of Democrats,” the report said.
That’s a pretty significant difference. What accounts for it? It could be that young Republicans are less likely to leave the nest and get their own jobs with benefits than young Democrats. Or it could be that Republicans simply love their kids more. But it is more likely that Republicans, being generally better off than Democrats, are more likely to have solid employer-based health insurance in the first place.
Want to go on Saturday? Here’s the skinny —
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) will host a town hall regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act from 1:30pm – 3:00pm PDT on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Nhan Hoa Clinic, 7761 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, CA, 92841.
The Covered California marketplace will open on October 1, 2013. The Congresswoman and representatives from the Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Inc., Orange County Social Services Agency, and CalOptima will be on hand to answer questions from residents in advance of the opening.
This event will be held in cooperation with the office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47).
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) will host a town hall regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
1:30pm – 3:00pm PDT
Saturday, September 14, 2013
7761 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA