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  •  I joined the OFA 'truth team' about a month ago. (7+ / 0-)

    the sole purpose of this 'team' is to spread info about the ACA.  This week they sent me an e-mail with facts about the ACA that they asked we used in letters to the editor.  Below is my letter, with just the intro being mine (I did have to edit (shorten) some items to fit within the 2500 word limit):

    There is so much disinformation throughout the country about Obamacare.  I hope you will take this opportunity to let your readers know the facts about it.  These are some of the benefits of Obamacare:

    • 21.3 currently uninsured Americans will get healthcare coverage.
    • You can’t be denied coverage for preexisting conditions (like asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer). If you get sick or injured, insurance companies can’t cut off your coverage or cancel your plan.
    • If you have children, they can stay on your family health insurance plan until they turn 26.
    • No more dollar limits on your care. You can get the care you need, without having to worry about huge, unexpected medical bills.
    • Your coverage is protected. An unintentional mistake or minor omission on an application can no longer give your insurance company an excuse to cancel your coverage.
    • Medicare now covers a yearly wellness visit and preventive care at no cost to you. This includes cancer, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, immunizations, diet counseling and more.
    • Lower prescription drug costs for Medicare, and the “donut hole” will disappear entirely in 2020 (it’s been slowly closing for a couple years now)
    • Every state will have a Health Insurance Marketplace where people looking for coverage can go online to shop for health insurance.
    • For the first time, there’s help available to pay for health coverage. In fact, many people who buy their plan on the marketplace can get help covering the costs. Low-cost or free plans are also available depending on your income.
    • Small businesses can get tax credits, there are cooperative possibilities to lower costs and many other benefits for the small business owner.
    • Obamacare requires insurance companies to provide preventive care as part of your coverage including: High blood pressure screening, Diabetes screening, Flu shots, Colorectal cancer screening, Tobacco cessation counseling, Depression screening.
    • Services for Women, including: Mammograms, Cervical cancer screening, Osteoporosis screening, Gestational diabetes screening, Well-woman visits
    • Services for Children: Immunizations, including flu shots, Autism screening, Behavioral assessments, Development screening, Obesity screening and counseling
    • Services for Men: Cholesterol screening, Prostate exams
    More info is available at: www.healthcare.gov

    they linked to a site where you put your zip in and EVERY local and regional paper is listed for you to select (you fill in your info and they do the sending).  I'll see if i still have a link.

    "Don't Bet Against Us" - President Barack Obama

    by MRA NY on Wed Aug 21, 2013 at 08:20:50 PM PDT

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