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When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld ObamaCare, it is imperative that the American people understand the overwhelming impact it will have on their lives. The Affordable Care Act totals more than 2,700 When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld ObamaCare, it is imperative that the American people understand the overwhelming impact it will have on their lives. The Affordable Care Act totals more than 2,700 pages and comprises nearly 500 provisions. For the first time, Humanix Books provides an easy-to-read guide to the law and its implications for every American. The ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare is the first guide book to help Americans understand the intricacies of ObamaCare. It serves as a valuable resource for those currently insured, those who are not, and the tens of millions of seniors, youth, business people and others who will be affected by the new law. The ObamaCare Survival Guide reveals: . How the currently insured will be affected, including rising premium costs . Medicare shocker: cuts in benefits, new rules . New protections for the uninsured . Hidden fees and levies . New taxes for the affluent . Small businesses, new requirements, tax credits . Prescription drug users: new fees . A timetable for each part of the healthcare plan . Essential benefits insurance companies must provide . ObamaCare s impact on long-term care . Your responsibilities and penalties under the new laws . How to maximize your healthcare dollar on the new plan . The cost to you as a consumer . And much, much more The ObamaCare Survival Guide is undoubtedly the most important book you ll read this year as you prepare for the upcoming changes under this new legislation. Newsmax says, The ObamaCare Survival Guide is the first and best road map for you to understand the new law. Every American is affected by ObamaCare making this book essential to you and your family. About the Author: Nicholas J. Tate is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written extensively about health and consumer affairs issues. After a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, he authored The Sick Building Syndrome. His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Herald, Newsmax and other publications. The ObamaCare Survival Guide is terrific. It lays out the truth about ObamaCare. A must read for anyone who is worried about getting good healthcare for themselves or their employees. - Donald Trump


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When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld ObamaCare, it is imperative that the American people understand the overwhelming impact it will have on their lives. The Affordable Care Act totals more than 2,700 When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld ObamaCare, it is imperative that the American people understand the overwhelming impact it will have on their lives. The Affordable Care Act totals more than 2,700 pages and comprises nearly 500 provisions. For the first time, Humanix Books provides an easy-to-read guide to the law and its implications for every American. The ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare is the first guide book to help Americans understand the intricacies of ObamaCare. It serves as a valuable resource for those currently insured, those who are not, and the tens of millions of seniors, youth, business people and others who will be affected by the new law. The ObamaCare Survival Guide reveals: . How the currently insured will be affected, including rising premium costs . Medicare shocker: cuts in benefits, new rules . New protections for the uninsured . Hidden fees and levies . New taxes for the affluent . Small businesses, new requirements, tax credits . Prescription drug users: new fees . A timetable for each part of the healthcare plan . Essential benefits insurance companies must provide . ObamaCare s impact on long-term care . Your responsibilities and penalties under the new laws . How to maximize your healthcare dollar on the new plan . The cost to you as a consumer . And much, much more The ObamaCare Survival Guide is undoubtedly the most important book you ll read this year as you prepare for the upcoming changes under this new legislation. Newsmax says, The ObamaCare Survival Guide is the first and best road map for you to understand the new law. Every American is affected by ObamaCare making this book essential to you and your family. About the Author: Nicholas J. Tate is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written extensively about health and consumer affairs issues. After a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, he authored The Sick Building Syndrome. His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Herald, Newsmax and other publications. The ObamaCare Survival Guide is terrific. It lays out the truth about ObamaCare. A must read for anyone who is worried about getting good healthcare for themselves or their employees. - Donald Trump

30 review for ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare

  1. 4 out of 5

    Patti

    Awful. Repeats the same thing over and over. It's written to sound like a factual report but the author interjects his opinions throughout. Don't bother. Awful. Repeats the same thing over and over. It's written to sound like a factual report but the author interjects his opinions throughout. Don't bother.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Troy Hendrickson

    This book contains nothing of use to anyone looking to weed their way through all the healthcare law changes in a realistic manner. On the other hand, if you're the kind who is into right wing fear mongering, then this is your book. I would equate this type of writing to those pamphlets about cancer treatment provided by ambulance chasing lawyers with asbestos bucks in their eyes. This book contains nothing of use to anyone looking to weed their way through all the healthcare law changes in a realistic manner. On the other hand, if you're the kind who is into right wing fear mongering, then this is your book. I would equate this type of writing to those pamphlets about cancer treatment provided by ambulance chasing lawyers with asbestos bucks in their eyes.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chuck

    I was hoping to come away from this one with a great understanding of this 2,500 page monstrosity of a law. Instead I came away with a little bit of understanding. Of course it's difficult to understand something that is still a work in progress. It did confirm that the law will cost approximately $1 trillion and there are enough fees, taxes and penalties in it to pay for it. It also adds untold layers of bureauocracy. It does specifically refute the idea of a "Death Panel" but it will add an In I was hoping to come away from this one with a great understanding of this 2,500 page monstrosity of a law. Instead I came away with a little bit of understanding. Of course it's difficult to understand something that is still a work in progress. It did confirm that the law will cost approximately $1 trillion and there are enough fees, taxes and penalties in it to pay for it. It also adds untold layers of bureauocracy. It does specifically refute the idea of a "Death Panel" but it will add an Independent Payment Advisory Board of un-elected bureaucrats with virtually unlimited power. It will take a 3/5 super majority of the Senate to rescind their decisions. The author doesn't speak to it but I can envision care rationing. The law also provides for the creation of Accountable Care Organizations whereby groups of healthcare professionals deliver team-based care to patients. Each member of the team will be paid by the government on a fee-for-service basis with bonuses paid for care that is delivered below a given dollar threshold. It looks like some care rationing could take place here as well. The author comments, "This isn't quite socialized medicine but it's a step in that direction." My take is that Obamacare is a mammoth undertaking that the private sector would have trouble making work, let alone an incompetent government.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Wilson

    Read this because I was interested in trying to make sense of the Health Care we will be dealing with. If you read the intro and the 1st chapter you learn everything it is going to tell you. If you have to hear info 7 times to learn it then this book should do it since it repeats itself over and over and over again.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    Ok, to preface, I feel I should disclose that I am all over the place when it comes to politics. Pro-Gun, Anti-GMO, etc. I kind of just bounce around depending on the topic. I do believe everyone should have the right to affordable Healthcare though. So while this book isn't really directed at me in that regard, I actually found a lot of useful information in it. And I didn't even read it by choice, my boss had me read it as background for part of a blog post he wanted written for the company we Ok, to preface, I feel I should disclose that I am all over the place when it comes to politics. Pro-Gun, Anti-GMO, etc. I kind of just bounce around depending on the topic. I do believe everyone should have the right to affordable Healthcare though. So while this book isn't really directed at me in that regard, I actually found a lot of useful information in it. And I didn't even read it by choice, my boss had me read it as background for part of a blog post he wanted written for the company website. The ObamaCare Survival Guide isn't really a Survival Guide. So I do think it's misnamed. But the sub-title of "The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare" is actually a little more accurate. This is a brief (although biased) guide to the new Healthcare laws coming into effect. There are several different sections; "Welcome to ObamaCare", "ObamaCare: What It Means for You", "ObamaCare: A Multiyear Timetable", "Heath Insurance: Radical Changes Ahead", "The Individual Mandate", "The Expansion of Medicaid", "Health Insurance Exchanges", "Incentives for Small Businesses", "More Benefits, Higher Costs", "Turning the Screws on Medicare", "Cost Control Experiments", "Making Americans Healthier", "Long-term Care", "ObamaCare, Etc.", "ObamaCare's Price Tag", "Protect Yourself Against ObamaCare", and the appendices. As you can tell from the titles of these chapters, the books tries to go into explanation on each part of the new Healthcare law. A lot of it is summary and supposition, but there are genuine facts from the law in here. I especially found the section on Long-Term care to be informative. Especially where it described the new laws that would monitor care at Nursing Homes and make a report available to the public. Every section had charts showing the allocation of pay, the differences in income for applying for help at the new Healthcare exchanges that will be set up, and current Insurance enrollment figures. Ultimately though, this book is biased. And it's ok to write a biased book. Even though I may not agree with the author, I still appreciate the fact that he did include real facts with his opinions. He just has a different interpretation than I do, and on some things, I actually even agreed with him. I do commend the fact that he took time to point out good aspects of the Healthcare bill, in addition to his complaints and theories on the problems of the bill. The format of the book was easy to read, and in language that most anyone could understand. The subjects were sorted neatly and transitioning from chapter to chapter was seamless. While it wasn't the Survival Guide the title says it is, this is, as said before, a brief summary of the Healthcare act. I do like that the book was separated into Parts, then into chapters, and then within each chapter it had certain sections highlighted so you can easily find what you are looking for. But don't go looking on strategies to get around the new Healthcare Act in this book, that's not what it was designed to do, despite the title. I think there will be a lot of disappointed people who pick up this book expecting it to be something it isn't. I do have to say that I would have liked to see more information. I know I said there was some in here, but it had the capacity for being much more informative than it actually was. A little less personal opinion and a little more facts would have really made this book a force to be reckoned with. This gets three stars from me. It was a nice brief overview splattered with personal opinion. But at 200+ pages it could have contained more factual evidence than it did. But it's still a good beginner's book for those looking at the Healthcare law and I can see it being very popular with those people who are not enthused with the new policy. ObamaCare Survival Guide Copyright 2013 241 pages Review by M. Reynard 2013 More of my reviews can be found at www.ifithaswords.blogspot.com

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anne Fabing

    If you have been paying attention, the information in this book is not new to you. As the title suggests, the book is laced with negative comments and fear mongering about what the future will bring when Obamacare is unleashed. Released in 2012 before the roll out, the comments mainly apply to those making above $250,000 a year in earned income. Those able to pay more to bring affordable health care to more than 10,000,000 people. A much better selection would be this years The New Health care S If you have been paying attention, the information in this book is not new to you. As the title suggests, the book is laced with negative comments and fear mongering about what the future will bring when Obamacare is unleashed. Released in 2012 before the roll out, the comments mainly apply to those making above $250,000 a year in earned income. Those able to pay more to bring affordable health care to more than 10,000,000 people. A much better selection would be this years The New Health care System: Everything You Need To Know by David Nather. It gives a much better matter of fact overview of the ground breaking health care law.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Frank Roberts

    I didn't read it all--I'm not interested in all of it. I just looked for the parts that apply to me. I found a little bit of information that was useful, but not much. The author is obviously not a fan of the ACA, which viewpoint I share. But it is going to be implemented, to whatever unseen consequences, so I'm trying to be aware and prepared. I didn't read it all--I'm not interested in all of it. I just looked for the parts that apply to me. I found a little bit of information that was useful, but not much. The author is obviously not a fan of the ACA, which viewpoint I share. But it is going to be implemented, to whatever unseen consequences, so I'm trying to be aware and prepared.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jorge

    When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld ObamaCare, it is imperative that the American people understand the overwhelming impact it will have on their lives. The Affordable Care Act totals more than 2,700 pages and comprises nearly 500 provisions. For the first time, Humanix Books provides an easy-to-read guide to the law and i When President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, he handed Americans one of the most sweeping pieces of social legislation in U.S. history. Now that the Supreme Court has upheld ObamaCare, it is imperative that the American people understand the overwhelming impact it will have on their lives. The Affordable Care Act totals more than 2,700 pages and comprises nearly 500 provisions. For the first time, Humanix Books provides an easy-to-read guide to the law and its implications for every American. The ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What It Means for You and Your Healthcare is the first guide book to help Americans understand the intricacies of ObamaCare. It serves as a valuable resource for those currently insured, those who are not, and the tens of millions of seniors, youth, business people and others who will be affected by the new law. About the Author: Nicholas J. Tate is an award-winning journalist and editor who has written extensively about health and consumer affairs issues. After a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, he authored “The Sick Building Syndrome.†His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Herald, Newsmax and other publications.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Diane Villela

    Semi helpful several parts repeated it didn’t take me this long to read it I actually skipped a lot because I ended up using audible to finish but it got boring and barely need it now.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Adrienna

    As I get to chapter two which is most important for me, seeing how this plan supposedly works for the working class, poor (Medicaid), unemployed (me right now which doesn't look promising since they have to hire new workers which is mandated that many companies must provide employees' healthcare or pay a penalty). So I wonder if they will give this to contracted jobs/temporary workers too.This is to help those who do not have healthcare insurance at all, I hope so. I fall into this one too. Howe As I get to chapter two which is most important for me, seeing how this plan supposedly works for the working class, poor (Medicaid), unemployed (me right now which doesn't look promising since they have to hire new workers which is mandated that many companies must provide employees' healthcare or pay a penalty). So I wonder if they will give this to contracted jobs/temporary workers too.This is to help those who do not have healthcare insurance at all, I hope so. I fall into this one too. However it states if we do not get healthcare we will receive individual mandate tax to Americans of $285/year (max penalty) and the further without, the higher it will be like in Jan 2017 will be $2085. Yet to be insured sounds great if you can afford the rate. None offered to illegal aliens, which seems fair. Who pays for Obamacare, states those on Medicare since billions were to fund them, now 93% will go to newbies eligible list, and 47% to Medicare recipients. Duh, they are receiving gov't funding, so where else would it come from. If we fall under the poverty line, then we can now qualify for Medicaid under Obamacare but some tates will not participate in this Medicaid expansion. That makes it more difficult to sign up or enroll. Overall there are so many who are uninsured so now we can be covered at no cost or low price! Employer-based ones will be taxed and could drop coverage because of it. I just wanted to know the basics and this book gave that and then some.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    If I could give minus stars, I would. This is a vaguely concealed rant against the ACA by a guy that still believes, and wrote a book about it, that Vince Foster was murdered even after Ken Starr proved it was suicide. The cover on my edition should have warned me because it told me: "Inside: Medicare Shocker..." He quotes so-called experts like the Heritage Foundation, who are made up of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who are so far to the right they are over the horizon. Buying this If I could give minus stars, I would. This is a vaguely concealed rant against the ACA by a guy that still believes, and wrote a book about it, that Vince Foster was murdered even after Ken Starr proved it was suicide. The cover on my edition should have warned me because it told me: "Inside: Medicare Shocker..." He quotes so-called experts like the Heritage Foundation, who are made up of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, who are so far to the right they are over the horizon. Buying this book is a waste of money. At the time it was published, no one knew the actual costs of anything. He has some interesting math errors, as on page 81 where he talks about Minnesota having fewer Medicaid enrollees after the eligibility is liberalized. He also gets all worked up over the deal Nebraska got so their senator would vote for the bill. Apparently, Mr. Tate doesn't know how Washington works, or only gets excited about the deals he disagrees with. I need a star that indicates the book is a waste of time. I am glad I borrowed it from my public library.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bobby Person

    78 percent of 229 pp is=178. Seems a little bit pro-Obama care but does state that the law is not interested in reducing costs but is interested in increasing the number of persons who are insured regardless of the cost Which will be higher taxes and higher insurance premiums for everyone. The author states no one has any idea how much higher but the bills authors stated that it would pay for itself which is unlikely. It is basically based on the Massachusetts precursor and is expected to increa 78 percent of 229 pp is=178. Seems a little bit pro-Obama care but does state that the law is not interested in reducing costs but is interested in increasing the number of persons who are insured regardless of the cost Which will be higher taxes and higher insurance premiums for everyone. The author states no one has any idea how much higher but the bills authors stated that it would pay for itself which is unlikely. It is basically based on the Massachusetts precursor and is expected to increase the number of insured persons in the US to 85%. According to the author the text of the bill specifically precludes death panels But in 2018 the committee which purposes to contain Medicare costs will begin functioning. Other considerations include that it is somewhat toxic to employer-based health insurance And that in January 2014 both annual limits on payouts for illnesses And insurance companies refusal to take persons with pre- existing conditions will disappear.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    Excellent analysis of ObamaCare. Short summary: Personal liberty is greatly infringed. Obama's goal to make sure every American has health insurance coupled with (1) elimination of preexisting conditions, (2) no dollar limitations on medical procedures, and (3) heavy federal subsidies for insurance coverage for those not able to pay will cause medical costs to skyrocket. Almost 40% of the higher health care costs will come from cuts to Medicare, so the older generation will be severely penalized Excellent analysis of ObamaCare. Short summary: Personal liberty is greatly infringed. Obama's goal to make sure every American has health insurance coupled with (1) elimination of preexisting conditions, (2) no dollar limitations on medical procedures, and (3) heavy federal subsidies for insurance coverage for those not able to pay will cause medical costs to skyrocket. Almost 40% of the higher health care costs will come from cuts to Medicare, so the older generation will be severely penalized. Death panels are a potential reality. Perhaps the most damaging result from Obamacare will be the federal government's increased role in the regulation of health care. Government's handling of any program is extremely inefficient and expensive. Witness social security, medicare and medicaid. This legislation has moved this country several steps closer to a socialized, government controlled economy. That will eventually result in a financial meltdown and chaos.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Gray

    While the title of this book makes it sound critical of the Affordable Care Act, it is comprehensive and delves into the fact that the United States spends a lot of money on health care compared to other developed nations, yet our life expectancy is no higher. Part of that discrepancy has to do with lifestyle choices, but this book looks at the law that is trying to decrease the uninsured and increase new consumer benefits. The book does say that costs are going up, and Chapter 11 goes over cost While the title of this book makes it sound critical of the Affordable Care Act, it is comprehensive and delves into the fact that the United States spends a lot of money on health care compared to other developed nations, yet our life expectancy is no higher. Part of that discrepancy has to do with lifestyle choices, but this book looks at the law that is trying to decrease the uninsured and increase new consumer benefits. The book does say that costs are going up, and Chapter 11 goes over cost-control experiments. The book also goes into "medical loss ratios"(the source of rebate checks) and the Independent Payment Advisory Board in detail. One thing the book does do is assume that eventually, all states will participate in Medicaid expansion. It also goes into the individual mandate, and how that might be enforced, and the book states over and over how cuts in Medicare are going to fund the ACA partially. Read with an open mind. There's a lot of information in here.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Harry Bowen, Jr.

    Everything in the book points to the opening of the 'Single Payer' door. All indications from what I've read in this book points to this more than likely failing (and intended to do so). Counting on the 18-34 range to take up the cause for a majority in registrations is a pipe dream at best. Up to 26, they can be (and most are) covered on their parents plan. From 26 - 34, most don't consider this a necessity, law or not. The administration has reduced their expectations for enrollment in this gr Everything in the book points to the opening of the 'Single Payer' door. All indications from what I've read in this book points to this more than likely failing (and intended to do so). Counting on the 18-34 range to take up the cause for a majority in registrations is a pipe dream at best. Up to 26, they can be (and most are) covered on their parents plan. From 26 - 34, most don't consider this a necessity, law or not. The administration has reduced their expectations for enrollment in this group a number of times. If a U.S. business did that, their stock value would plummet with a no confidence vote.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn

    Just comprehensive enough to cover the important details, explain what to expect, and give advice on how to protect yourself (as far as possible). It's scary stuff, especially for seniors, since a major share of the financing ($716 billion or so) will come from cuts to Medicare. An independent agency that answers to no one (compared by both Left and Right to the Federal Reserve - yikes!) will decide what level of care is warranted in general and in particular cases. The book is short (209 pages, Just comprehensive enough to cover the important details, explain what to expect, and give advice on how to protect yourself (as far as possible). It's scary stuff, especially for seniors, since a major share of the financing ($716 billion or so) will come from cuts to Medicare. An independent agency that answers to no one (compared by both Left and Right to the Federal Reserve - yikes!) will decide what level of care is warranted in general and in particular cases. The book is short (209 pages, with lots of white space), well organized, and clearly laid out. It's a word to the wise.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kurt Rusch

    I found the book to be rather revealing as to the nuances that will be thrust upon us with the implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act. I read some of the other comments about this book being difficult to read but did not find it to be difficult in the least. I really hope that people become fluent in what this act is all about and fix some of the problems before they become part of our national fabric.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Waste of money. What about people like us who fall into the 'cracks'? We make about $100.00 over the limit to receive state and/or federal funding. Clearly that does not allow any money for purchased health insurance. Mr. Tate categorizes people like us as healthy, young adults. I am middle aged, have currant health issues but my husband does not have an annual salary that allows us to buy insurance. Any advice for the many people in our category?? Waste of money. What about people like us who fall into the 'cracks'? We make about $100.00 over the limit to receive state and/or federal funding. Clearly that does not allow any money for purchased health insurance. Mr. Tate categorizes people like us as healthy, young adults. I am middle aged, have currant health issues but my husband does not have an annual salary that allows us to buy insurance. Any advice for the many people in our category??

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten

    I wanted to know what the Affordable Health Care Act was about. I am a librarian, and this was on the shelf. This book did do a pretty good job on the basics. I recommend the first couple of chapters for the overview and skip the rest. The first part is pretty straightforward about the what the law is, its history, and what it means for different American demographic groups. As it goes on, the book starts to be more subjective and political.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Theresa

    All I can say is, I am going to have to wait and see how this system will effect my family members that will be forced to use it. Currently it will not effect Steve and I since we are covered by his employer and I have Medicare as secondary..

  21. 4 out of 5

    PottWab Regional Library

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  22. 4 out of 5

    Paula Kysilka

    For all senior citizens this gives an overview of what is to come.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Craig

    Decent overview but of course a bit dated.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    Very good overview. Pick an area you are interested in and go to it.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michael Morris

    boring

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rob Knuth

    It did a fairly good job on showing what everyone can expect, but leaves out information on veterans and how they can expect to be handled with the tax issue.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Besides being outdated and having a Republican slant this book spells out, in layman's terms, the basics of Obamacare. I found it useful and informative. Besides being outdated and having a Republican slant this book spells out, in layman's terms, the basics of Obamacare. I found it useful and informative.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Barb

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Haynes

  30. 5 out of 5

    Nate

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