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Issue: Medicare / Medicaid
          Q:  Does Obamacare Do a Good Thing and Save $716 Billion in Medicare Expenses (Pro Side) or Do a Bad Thing and Cut $716 Billion from Medicare (Con Side)? – DEBATED
          Q:  Will Obamacare’s Cuts to Medicare Reduce Benefits for Part A (Hospital Care), Part B (Outpatient Care), and Medicare Advantage Part C? – DEBATED
          Q:  Will Obamacare’s Cuts to Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) Lead to a Decrease in Patient Benefits? – DEBATED
          Q:  Does Obamacare Close the “Doughnut Hole” in Medicare’s Prescription Drug Coverage [Medicare Part D]? – YES
          Q:  Will More People Be Eligible for Medicaid Under Obamacare? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare’s Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB) Ration Medicare or Create “Death Panels”? – DEBATED
          Q:  Will the Quality of Care from Public Health Programs Such as Medicare and Medicaid Improve? – DEBATED
          Q:  Will Medicare Reduce Reimbursements to Hospitals with High 30-Day Readmission Rates (“Preventable Readmissions”)? - YES
Issue: Insurance Coverage
          Q:  Does Obamacare Allow People to Keep Their Current Coverage? - DEBATED
          Q:  Does Obamacare Cover Children with Pre-Existing Conditions? – YES
          Q:  Can Adults Get Health Insurance Coverage under Obamacare Despite Having a Pre-Existing Condition? - YES
          Q:  Under Obamacare, Can Insurance Companies Cancel Coverage If a Person Gets Sick? – NO
          Q:  Can Children up to Age 26 Remain on Their Parent’s Health Insurance? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare Require That Retiree Health Plans Cover Children up to Age 26? – NO
          Q:  Will Lifetime or Annual Limits on Health Insurance Coverage Be Eliminated? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare Require Insurers to Offer Coverage for Treatment of Mental Illness? – YES
          Q:  Will Obamacare Require Insurers to Offer Coverage for Substance Abuse? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare Require Dental Coverage for Children? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare Require Dental Coverage for Adults? – NO
          Q:  Will Individuals Currently Covered by Veterans’ Health Benefits Be Considered Covered under Obamacare? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare Cover Alternative Medicine? – DEBATED
          Q:  Does Obamacare Require Insurance Plans to Have a Minimum Basic Coverage Level? – YES
          Q:  Will Obamacare Require Health Insurers to Present Health Insurance Information in Clear and Easily Understandable Terms? – YES
          Q:  Does Obamacare Apply to Health Plans Offered by Colleges and Universities? – YES
          Q:  Will Obamacare Result in Fewer People with Health Care Insurance? – DEBATED
          Q:  Does Obamacare Allow Individuals to Appeal Medical Service Denials? – YES
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