The government of the USA has a Congress that consist of 1 The House of Representatives (The House) and 2 The Senate. The house and senate are both filled with Republicans and Democrats but Dem. are in control of the Senate and Republicans control The House. The small group of Ultra right wing(tea party radicals) Republicans are influencing the Republican House want to get rid of Obamacare or ACA. To do this the House has at the last minute decided to reject increasing the federal deficit if Obamacare is not delayed a year. The Senate has to okay this vote by the radical Republican controlled House and the Senate is killing and saying NO to changes. They have had enough time to work things out. So the Changes are then repasses the very thing the SENATE just killed. I is a game of ping pong (Stop Obamacare or we wont raise the debt ceiling) but since the USA government is refusing to work with each other the Federal government has Shut Down. That means the employees of many federal operated branches will be made to take off work. 800,000 federal employees were not allowed to go to work without pay. Zoos are closed, the FoodDrugAdministration is closed, The people who write the paychecks to our military are closed, NASA, and other very important things are closed. The people are very mad, but the new enrollment into Obamacare started today and so many inquiries have been made that the website crashed. lol The people want everyone to have healthcare. Obamacare may not be the best and may need to be changed later but no one knows for sure yet.
WHAT DOEs THIS MEAN FOR ME the USA citizen
It will no longer have citizens that can't afford healthcare. But you will be fined if you do not get coverage but if you are poor we will give you a tax credit for the full amount you aid back but you have to prove your annual income first. I am happy to have obamacare. It has worked well for me.
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