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Welcome to 2014, the year in which the implementation of the so-called Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") will wreak havoc with your ability to obtain affordable health care!

Today, we're going to point you toward an essential resource you'll need to achieve for yourself what the law fails to accomplish for a wide majority of Americans: making health insurance and quality health care more affordable and accessible. That resource is Sean Parnell's The Self-Pay Patient: Affordable Healthcare Choices in the Age of Obamacare, which is now available in both Kindle and paperback formats through Amazon. (Update: The paperback version should be available on or after Wednesday, 8 January 2014!)

In addition to discussing different options for obtaining effective health insurance coverage and avoiding tax penalties, which at this writing, will still negatively affect the millions of Americans for whom President Obama has not yet waived the penalties, Parnell also describes how to get the most for the money you do have to spend on health care services.

That is information that may prove invaluable for you, even if you're one of those who did sign up for a Catastrophic, Bronze or Silver level Affordable Care Act health insurance plan through the Obamacare exchanges, where you will effectively have no meaningful benefit for having health insurance coverage until after you've racked up thousands of dollars of medical bills, or if you simply want to be able to see doctors who have been excluded from your Obamacare insurance's health provider network, or if you ever need medical care at high quality hospitals that have likewise been excluded.

The book is extremely timely. Highly recommended!

Previously on Political Calculations

We've been covering the Obamacare beat for some time now - the links below will take you to some of our best personal consumer finance analysis of how the Affordable Care Act will affect you.

Obamacare: Should You Pay the Premium or the Tax?

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