What does the new health care law do for seniors?
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23rd, 2010, puts an end to some of the worst insurance company abuses and levels the playing field to give working families, seniors, and small businesses access to the kind of stable, quality, affordable health coverage that has been out of reach for so many, for far too long.
The law makes health coverage more secure by making sure no more families are denied care due to a pre-existing condition, or lose their coverage or be forced into bankruptcy when someone gets sick. The law includes many important benefits to enhance the quality of seniors’ care, while making things like prescription drugs more affordable.
Here are just a few of the benefits for seniors: