10 things you need to know before voting in the midterm election. Find out more.
AARP Iowa, May 4, 2010
Whether you are an Iowan over age 65 on Medicare, buy insurance on your own or through your employer, or can’t afford health insurance, new benefits as a result of health insurance reforms will affect you.
The law’s new provisions bring a number of benefits to all Iowans, including older residents. The law strengthens Medicare; makes health insurance more accessible and affordable; addresses some discriminatory insurance practices ; and creates new programs to help you get long-term care services in your own home.
By knowing what’s in the law and when the different benefits take effect, you can take advantage of the new provisions for yourself and your family. You can download an AARP brochure on the new benefits. Check www.aarp.org/getthefacts often for the latest information.
In addition, each week, AARP is answering the top questions about health care reform law emailed by readers to HCRquestions@aarp.org.
“Older Iowans have a lot at stake as the new health reform package rolls out, and they’re having a hard time getting complete or consistent information about how it will affect them,” said AARP Iowa State Director Bruce Koeppl. “These resources are part of our efforts to make sure that members have the straightforward, reliable information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.”
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Enter address, city, state, or ZIP code.
Driver Safety (0)
Tax Aide (0)
Entertainment & Dining (0)
Healthcare & Insurance (0)
Financial Services & Insurance (0)
Member Local Offers (0)
Visit the AARP state page for information about events, news and resources near you.
Exclusive program for members from OptumRx.
Members get 10% off monthly fees, plus free installation and package savings on a safety monitoring system.
Members can take a free confidential hearing test by phone.
AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at