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  •  The Affordable Care Act by Year (4+ / 0-)

    The Affordable Care Act

    OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE LAW

    2010: A new Patient’s Bill of Rights goes into effect, protecting consumers from the worst abuses of the insurance industry. Cost-free preventive services begin for many Americans.
    See More 2010 Changes.

    2011: People with Medicare can get key preventive services for free, and also receive a 50% discount on brand-name drugs in the Medicare “donut hole.”
    See More 2011 Changes.

    For many or most generic drugs you pay $4 and elderly poor people may pay as little as $1 under the extra help provisions of Medicare
    2012: Accountable Care Organizations and other programs help doctors and health care providers work together to deliver better care.
    See More 2012 Changes.
    Free Care allows doctors and Hospitals to pass on the costs of universal comprehensive Hospital healthcare for people without insurance or medicare to a single payer, the government.
    2013: Open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on October 1st.
    See More 2013 Changes.

    2014: All Americans will have access to affordable health insurance options. The Marketplace will allow individuals and small businesses to compare health plans on a level playing field. Middle and low-income families will get tax credits that cover a significant portion of the cost of coverage. And the Medicaid program will be expanded to cover more low-income Americans. All together, these reforms mean that millions of people who were previously uninsured will gain coverage, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.
    See More 2014 Changes.

    I have been the recipient of those changes this year and as a result the Hospital Free Care paid something like $40,000 worth of my wife's cancer treatment bills saving her life without bankrupting us.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Wed May 08, 2013 at 09:05:31 AM PDT

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