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AARP Nebraska, May 4, 2010
Congress enacted a new health care law which brings a number of benefits to all Americans, including people over 50. Some of these changes you will see this year. Others phase in over the next several years.
Whether you are on Medicare, buy insurance on your own or through your employer, or can’t afford health insurance, the changes to the health care system will affect you. By knowing what’s in the law and when the different provisions take effect, you can take advantage of the changes for yourself and your family.
Here are some immediate benefits of health insurance reform this year:
Starting in 2011, benefits will be expanded to:
AARP now has on-line resources for people with questions about the health care law. Each week, we’re answering the top questions about health reform emailed by readers to HCRquestions@aarp.org.
Our Get the Facts website hosts a user-friendly guide to understanding the benefits of the new health care law, as well as fact sheets in plain language on various topics including prescription drugs and long-term care. The page offers information both for people in Medicare and for those with private health insurance. Check back often as information will be continually updated to help you get the most out of the new law.
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