An April 11 Gallup poll found that 64% of Americans believe that The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has not affected them in any way.
They might not know it.
They might not believe it.
But if they have healthcare insurance, they're better off than they were two years ago.
Here are a few of the changes that have now been implemented that affect us all:
—Your coverage can not be dropped or denied because of a pre-existing condition
—There is no lifetime cap on how much the insurance company can spend on you
—Your children can stay on your policy until they are 26
—The ‘donut hole’ in seniors’ prescription coverage has been closed
—Many preventive screenings are now included in your policy
This adds up to something more than higher quality coverage. It means more freedom.
Freedom from fear of a medical bankruptcy.
Freedom to change jobs or start a business without losing your coverage.
Freedom to retire before Medicare kicks in and still be covered.
Freedom to know that you and your family can afford to see a doctor whenever you need one.
Maybe we should rename it ‘The Affordable Freedoms Act.’