Obamacare: The Short Answers

A dentist and his assistant attend to a patient. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, file)
October 16, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

How does the Affordable Care Act affect dental care?

Today's question: How does the Affordable Care Act affect dental care?

September 25, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

How does the Affordable Care Act affect seniors with Medicare?

Question: How does the Affordable Care Act affect seniors with Medicare?

This April 30, 2013 file photo shows the short form for the new federal Affordable Care Act application. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
September 18, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

How does the Affordable Care Act affect immigrants?

Question: How does the Affordable Care Act affect immigrants?

The home page of the SHOP website gives information about how the SHOP Marketplace will work.
September 11, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

What is the 'SHOP Marketplace'?

Question: What is the SHOP marketplace?

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner is one of many vocal critics of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 4, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

What worries Obamacare opponents?

Core provisions of the Affordable Care Act are just months away from implementation, but recent efforts to derail Obamacare are a reminder that many people still oppose the law. What worries Obamacare opponents?

October 2, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

Insurance marketplace website still tied up on second day

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Question: Enrollment for the new health insurance marketplaces began this week. How's it going?

Protesters hold banners during an
September 19, 2013

'The government is taking over health care' and other myths about Obamacare debunked

The Affordable Care Act is, in a word, complex — and there are plenty of misconceptions about exactly what it does and doesn't do. Tonight we talk to Lori Robertson of Factcheck.org to debunk some of those myths .

June 5, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

What if I don't buy health insurance in 2014?

Question: I still don't want insurance. What happens if I refuse to buy it? Answer: In 2014, you'll pay a penalty of $95 for uninsured adults and $47.50 for uninsured children, or 1 percent of family income, whichever is greater.

June 5, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

Will I be able to find decent insurance on my own?

Question: If I'm shopping on my own, with no workplace coverage, will I be able to find decent health insurance? Answer: Your chances of that should improve significantly when the new law is fully in effect.

June 5, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

Will mental health coverage become a routine part of care?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: This thing I've been hearing about called "integrated care" — does that include mental health? Answer: Yes. Mental health care is supposed to become part of routine healthcare.

June 5, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

If I get my health insurance through work, will anything change in 2014?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: If I get my health insurance through work, will anything change in 2014? Answer: No — not for now, at least.

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
July 4, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

What's a health insurance exchange?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? The WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: What's a health insurance exchange? Answer: A website that makes it easy to shop around for health insurance coverage.

July 24, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

How will the Affordable Care Act affect Medicaid in Pa., N.J. and Del.?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: How will Medicaid change under the Affordable Care Act?

July 31, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

What is the deal with 'pre-existing conditions'?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: Will I be able to get health insurance with a pre-existing condition?

August 7, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

Dangling bigger incentives for workplace wellness programs

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: Does the Affordable Care Act change workplace wellness programs?

President Barack Obama is shown on July 18, 2013, touting the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)
August 14, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answers

What are the next steps for Obamacare?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: What's happening next with the ACA? Can you give me a time line?

(AP File Photo)
August 20, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

How does the Affordable Care Act affect women?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer."

Question: How does the Affordable Care Act affect women?

President Barack Obama, standing next to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, speaks at the opening of the National Conference on Mental Health. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)
August 28, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answer

What's the 'Obama dodge'?

Question: What's the "Obama dodge"?

October 23, 2013 | OBAMACARE: THE SHORT ANSWER

How does where I live affect how much I pay for health insurance?

Got questions about the Affordable Care Act? The WHYY/NewsWorks Health and Science Desk provides "The Short Answer." Today's Question: How does where I live affect how much I pay for health insurance?

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the difficulties plaguing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 30, 2013 | Obamacare: The Short Answers

Will Obama administration push back deadline for open enrollment?

A few weeks into the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, the online system in 36 states — healthcare.gov — seems to be getting better but has lingering perception and technical problems.

Considering the rocky start, is the Obama Administration going to push back the deadline for enrollment?

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