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AARP Bulletin Releases New Comprehensive User's Guide to Health Care Reform

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WASHINGTON (April 23, 2010) – In the wake of President Obama signing health care reform into law, AARP Bulletin today released a new user’s guide to help consumers navigate the details of the new law and how it will impact them both now and further down the road when it is fully implemented. This special section features must-know details, including changes to Medicare, employer insurance, taxes, and small businesses—all boiled down to the basics of what YOU need to know. Available exclusively online today at, this eight-page insert will also be delivered to over 24 million homes in the May issue of AARP Bulletin, out May 1st. Specific topics covered include:

For Americans Now in Medicare: Find out how the new law will impact basic benefits, premiums, new Part B and Part D benefits, coverage for people under 65 with disabilities, Medicare solvency and more.

For the 160,600,000 Americans Receiving Employer-Provided Insurance: AARP Bulletin explains new protections, options, incentives and pricing that will impact employer insurance under the new law.

For Uninsured or Self-Insured Americans: Millions of Americans currently pay the highest rates for health coverage because they buy it on their own while others—especially many of those ages 50-to-64—can’t buy it at any price because they have pre-existing medical conditions. Learn how the new law will make private insurance more accessible and fairer for consumers regardless of age or preexisting conditions, increase coverage for adult children, impact enrollment and premium protections, and more.

For Americans Running or Working for a Small Business: Close to 80 percent of American businesses employ fewer than 10 workers and less than half of these companies offer health insurance. AARP Bulletin explains how tax credits and new insurance options help small businesses provide coverage for their employees, as well as the new law’s impact on workers who want to change jobs or start their own businesses.

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