How The Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Affects You

Posted by | June 28, 2012 21:20 | Filed under: Top Stories

It helps you:

  •  Because of the Affordable Care Act, young adults under the age of 26 are able to stay on their parents’ health care plans.
  • For most of the 50 million Americans who are uninsured, the ruling offers the promise of guaranteed coverage at affordable prices.
  • Low-income childless adults are covered for the first time. They will be eligible for subsidies to help pay premiums starting in 2014, along with low-income families.
  • In 2014, insurance companies will not be able to deny coverage for medical treatment, nor can they charge more to people with health problems.
  • When it comes to your employer, coverage will be available, including people who get laid off, or those who leave a corporate job to launch their own small business.
  • Seniors also benefit from the law through better Medicare coverage for those with high prescription costs, and no copayments for preventive care.
  • Millions of Americans will get a rebate check, since their insurance companies spent too much of their premium on administrative costs and/or CEO bonuses.
  • Insurance companies can’t deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions or gender anymore. And premiums can only vary by age, place of residence, family size and tobacco use, but only to a limited extent.

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Copyright 2012 Liberaland
By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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