Confusion abounds when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. Recent surveys show that large numbers of Americans don't understand the health reform act and how it will affect them. In the following slideshow, we look at several prevailing myths about Obamacare and examine the real story.

There are plenty of misconceptions that persist even now -- three years after passage of the landmark legislation. Some actually are based in part on facts -- but others totally miss the mark. Click on the slideshow to find out more about seven big myths about Obamacare.

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