Health Care 101: What you may not know about Health Care Reform

By Gargoyle Staff |
Photo Illustration by Gena Anderson

With the Health Care Reform circus going on in Washington, we decided to find what matters to Flagler College students and the greater St. Augustine community.

The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 was passed by Congress and signed by the President. Like it or not, the bill will effect you and you need to know about it’s components.

We delved into the rumors and determined what’s true and what’s false. This is Health Care 101: What you may not know about Health Care Reform.

More from Health Care 101:

  • The Top 5 Things to Know About the Health Care Reform:

    One thing that anyone — not just students — should know about the Health Care Reform bill is that it will affect them now, in September and then permanently in 2014. These are the top five things that an 18 to 26-year-old should know.

  • Video: What students think about Health Care Reform:

    Flagler students voiced their concerns on Health Care Reform. Kyle Rogers doesn’t want others to have pay for him. Jonathan Hooper fears universal health care. Ryan Palm thinks the U.S. is behind the curve.

  • Locals weigh in on Health Care Reform:

    Carol DiSalvo thinks the new Health Care Reform will be a welcome blessing to her and her husband. For many in St. Augustine, the newly passed reform is imposing long-awaited changes to the current health care system in the U.S. DiSalvo has been working in a small local bistro for the past two years.

  • Opinion: New health care bill is a victory for corporate power

    Back when Liberal Democrats actually had spines, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a proposal during his final State of the Union address for a “Second Bill of Rights.” Roosevelt thought the civil liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights could not by themselves give economic equality to the American people.

  • Opinion: Health care is not a right; it’s a service

    We have all heard President Obama say he thinks health care should be a right for every American. I don’t think the government should be in the business of mandating the purchase of any good or service.

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