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Truth Team: What Obamacare means and what's at risk today

Obamacare means affordable coverage and the security of knowing you’ll be taken care of if you or a family member falls ill or has an accident. It’s what millions of insured Americans are already experiencing thanks to the law. And it’s what more than 30 million additional Americans will finally have the opportunity to sign up for when the new health insurance marketplace opens on October 1st.

Despite the successes we're already seeing, opponents are still working to roll back the law. Now, just 20 days before the uninsured gain access to the new marketplace, these opponents are trying to chip away at one of the most important pillars of that affordability and security: financial assistance for middle class families.

That’s right. Thanks to Obamacare, help is available to make the cost of coverage affordable for millions of middle class families—as well as those working to get into the middle class.

How does it work? If you're purchasing individual insurance and you earn less than $45,000 per year, you could be eligible for financial assistance to help you pay for health insurance. A family of four that earns less than $94,000 would also be eligible. And that also applies to people who currently buy their own health insurance—nearly half of them will be eligible as well.

On average, folks who receive financial assistance are expected to save $2,700 a year. For many people, that's the difference between being able to afford health insurance or not.

But today, some members of the U.S. House of Representatives are looking to delay this important provision of the law, which would keep affordable health care out of reach for millions. As has been done many times in the past, they are doing it by spreading misinformation and confusion, using over-blown accusations that misrepresent the law itself.

Obamacare provides much-needed security for the middle class, and opponents are putting that at risk. It’s up to us to spread the word. Join the Truth Team today to find out how you can help.

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