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Help Guide for Costs, Prices and Affordable Health Insurance

The Cost section of Consumer Health Ratings provides links that help you compare prices for health care services, procedures, prescription drugs and health insurance plans. Click on COMPARE cost if you want price information at specific hospitals, pharmacies, nursing facilities or health plans. Click on LEARN MORE if you want to learn about a typical approximate average cost for surgery, dental visit, health care service, or health insurance

Obama Health Reform Affordable Care Act (archived)

Archived for the record of the Affordable Care Act during President Obama’s terms. Although health reform plans called for a slowing in the rate of GROWTH of annual healthcare spending. it contrasted with the bold campaign promise of actually lowering spending. A 2008 Campaign quote: [Under the plan, if you like your current health insurance, nothing changes, except your costs will go down by as much as $2,500 per year. If you don’t have health insurance, you will have a choice of new, affordable health insurance options]. Those who experienced cost reductions likely were getting income-related federal subsidies. During Obama’s tenure, the percent uninsured was reduced by about 44%.

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