October 2013 Newsletter: A Tenth Dems Primer on the Affordable Care Act

October 2013 Newsletter

Tenth Dems October Newsletter
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In this issue of Tenth News:

Demystifying Obamacare As Enrollment Begins
by Barbara Altman
Enrollment in healthcare insurance under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) begins October 1.  We acknowledge the rollout with a series of articles debunking the myths and demystifying the program.

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Key provisions of the Affordable Care Act will take effect in the next few months. Learn about them from a physician who has tirelessly advocated for affordable healthcare.

A Democratic Smorgasbord: The Tenth Dems Events Calendar
by Eleonora di Liscia
Just what is the Tenth Dems Events Calendar, and how do you go about getting your organization’s events listed?

All This in Two Weeks?
Don’t take our word for it; the scope of the Tenth Dems Events Calendar is evident from just one example showing the events posted over a two-week period.

Obamacare: A Timeline
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Find out which provisions of the Affordable Care Act are effective when.

Obamacare: Fact and Fiction
by Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Republicans have been trying mightily to convince Americans that Obamacare is a bad law that should be repealed. The case is virtually impossible to make if one looks at the actual provisions of the law.

Moraine Township Partners with Lake County Health Department to Help Residents Obtain Health Insurance
by Anne Flanigan Bassi, Moraine Township Supervisor
A great deal of information about the healthcare law and the upcoming implementation is going to be available very soon to each one of us, and it’s going to be complicated.  The Moraine Township Supervisor’s Office has partnered with two other organizations to train dozens of volunteers as navigator/assisters who will be certified to help consumers enroll in the affordable health insurance available under Obamacare.

Congress Watch: Schneider Helps Protect Obamacare from Republican Efforts to Defund
We can take solace that the 10th Congressional District’s representative, Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider, has opposed the scores of Republican efforts to repeal or defund the Affordable Care Act.

The Price of Compassion – A Personal Perspective
by Steve Gan
The ongoing crisis in Syria, with the furor over chemical weapons use, has a very personal connection to one resident in the 10th Congressional District. Reads his harrowing story.

Drury Spearheads Passage of Landmark Reform Legislation
On August 26, with primary sponsorship from 58th District State Rep. Scott Drury, Governor Quinn signed into law legislation that provides greater protections for those accused of a wide range of felonies in Illinois.

Sometimes, Conspiracy Is the Only Explanation
by Jack Altschuler
A funny thing occurred at the recent Republican National Committee commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. What happened at that event, and why it happened, forms the basis for this author’s speculations.

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