WNCN special focuses on impact of Obamacare - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

WNCN special focuses on impact of Obamacare

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

It's one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in years, fundamentally changing health care in the United States and raising a multitude of questions for all generations of Americans.

A key provision goes into effect Oct. 1 as part of the Affordable Care Act, the massive legislation commonly known as Obamacare.

The law was signed by Obama in March 2010. The new online marketplace is set to open Tuesday, leaving Americans scrambling to fully understand the complex legislation.

Will it affect you? Absolutely. And you're going to have decisions of your own to make. WNCN and a team of experts will walk you through how to make the best choices.

WNCN held a special one-hour show to help you navigate the ACA and the video from that is attached.

Affordable Care Act: What you need to know

The special covered:

  • How the health insurance exchanges will work
  • How the ACA will impact your insurance premiums, regardless of your insurance situation
  • How the ACA will impact the cost of medical care
  • How the ACA will impact your access to medical care
  • The impact of the ACA on local businesses

The special was hosted by Penn Holderness and Pam Saulsby and presented by the Burning Coal Theatre. The theatre is located at the Murphey School in downtown Raleigh.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Suspect in Custody, Victim Dead after Statesboro Bar Beating

    Suspect in Custody, Victim Dead after Statesboro Bar Beating

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:24:40 GMT
    Grant James SpencerGrant James Spencer
    A bouncer is in custody, accused of beating a teen, leaving him unconscious outside of a Statesboro bar Thursday morning, according to Statesboro Police.  Detectives say the assault happened near Rude Rudy's Bar on University Court.
    A bouncer is in custody, accused of beating a teen, leaving him unconscious outside of a Statesboro bar Thursday morning, according to Statesboro Police.  Detectives say the assault happened near Rude Rudy's Bar on University Court.
  • MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

    MUGS: 15 Children Removed From Woodruff Home, Adults Arrested

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:16:58 GMT

    Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

    Investigators say they found the trailer surrounded by piles of clothes and trash, a swimming pool with green water, animal feces and roaches on the floor of the home and unsecured guns and medicine bottles.

  • 'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

    'Magic Mike,' Sequel to be Filmed in Savannah

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:15 GMT
    The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September.
    The Savannah Film Office says the sequel to the movie Magic Mike is scheduled to be filmed in the Savannah area beginning in September.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.