The Affordable Care Act more commonly known as Obamacare is almost here. The plan will role out on October 1.
Hopefully all will go well. Hopefully, more people will receive health coverage. Maybe Obamacare will actually help people.
One advantage is that insurance companies will not be able to turn away people with pre-existing conditions. This is especially good news for people with chronic conditions like cancer and heart disease. The U.S. population is getting older and in many cases older people have more health problems that require expensive care.
One perhaps lesser problem is that younger people will have to pay a little more to provide coverage for older people. Young people usually don't get as sick. Many young people seldom visit a doctor or a hospital.
Problems include the fact that companies with fewer than 50 employees don't have to provide health insurance.
An even bigger problem is that if a company does not want to provide health coverage, it can keep workers under 30 hours per week. And this a huge issue for employers and employees.
"I would like to work more, but the company I work for only offers me 29 hours a week because they don't want to offer health insurance," said Dylan Beck.