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First evidence that Obamacare may cause disease reported

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The first evidence that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has actually caused disease was reported by researchers from the Centers for Disease Control in the Jan. 9, 2014, issue of the journal Stress and Health.

The researchers examined data from the 2001 through 2010 National Health Interview Surveys that was representative of people between the ages of 18 and 65.

The stress levels of people with no insurance coverage were higher than the levels of stress in people covered by private insurance.

The stress levels experienced by people that had private insurance coverage or no coverage was significantly lower than the levels of stress experienced by people that had coverage through public programs like Medicaid. The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to people that qualify for Medicaid due to health issues or low income.

All age groups that had to make a change in coverage were found to have experienced significantly higher levels of stress than those people who did not have to make any health coverage change.

Stress has been implicated in producing anxiety, overall irritability, feelings of insecurity, nervousness, social withdrawal, loss of appetite, depression, panic attacks, exhaustion, high or low blood pressure, skin eruptions, rashes, insomnia, sexual dysfunction, migraine, constipation, menstrual symptoms, and cardiovascular disease.

The research indicates that the Affordable Care Act may introduce stress produced disease into a large number of the population that the legislation was designed to help.



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