TAKE ACTION: Mythbusting Healthcare Reform
We learned this week that only 24% of uninsured people say they understand how health reform will affect them. Opponents of the law continue to pump out misinformation and half-truths that have resulted in a very confused, reluctant public.
This means we have a lot of work to do! As a member of the Wellness Wonder Team, you can help reduce some of the confusion by knowing the facts and sharing them with your friends.
Here are some great resources with the facts about healthcare:
- Start by testing your knowledge by taking this quiz from WebMD and then compete with your friends on Facebook to see who can get the most right! http://www.webmd.com/health-insurance/rmq-health-reform
- A video distributed by Upworthy has been going viral because it's such a clear explanation of why we're paying more for healthcare and getting less in the U.S. http://www.upworthy.com/his-first-4-sentences-are-interesting-the-5th-blew-my-mind-and-made-me-a-little-sick-2?c=fea
- Read about some of the most common myths related to the new healthcare law and why they're not true in this analysis from FactCheck.org: http://www.factcheck.org/2013/09/obamacare-myths/
If uninsured people know the facts about the new law, it will help them be less worried about its implementation and more willing to get signed up for health coverage. The health insurance marketplace opens in less than two weeks, so we need to work hard to get the word out!
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