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Burwell Hearing: She's Not Controversial As Nominee, But Obamacare Still Is (+video) - Csmonitor.com

Scott Applewhite/AP Enlarge Washington President Obama has said recently that his health care reforms are working. A Democratic senator says theres been an avalanche of good news about the Affordable Care Act. The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Digital Edition But a congressional appearance Thursday by Mr. Obamas nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services revealed that the law still faces significant challenges ahead notably the longstanding problem of rising medical costs and that partisan debate about Obamacare is far from over. Sylvia Mathews Burwell stirred little if any controversy for her personal and professional qualifications during questioning by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. All signs point toward an easy confirmation of her nomination to succeed Kathleen Sebelius. RECOMMENDED: How much do you know about health-care reform? Take our quiz!
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Latinos enrolled in Obamacare seek treatment in Mexico - National Policy & Issues | Examiner.com

NFA Tax Stanp In fact, it's possible even more U.S. residents may seek care with Mexican doctors, said David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the UCLA School of Medicine. Many Latinos in the United States live in areas with a huge undersupply of providers, and as new coverage increases the demand for care, waits for appointments could grow longer and more frustrating, he said. Citizens leaving the country to avoid lofty deductibles and pay less out of pocket for treatment was not what the framers of Obamacare envisioned in their plan to extend health care insurance, really to the millions of Americans who lacked it. The White House has yet to breathe a word about the high deductible and copays consumers are encountering in policies obtained through the exchanges, but thats because the President has no business acumen. He can call Obamacare quality, low-cost health insurance all he likes, but the American consumer knows better.
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