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Get the Facts on the New Health Care Law

Totaling more than 2,000 pages full of new benefits, rules, penalties and projects, the new health care legislation can prove to be a bit confusing. That is why, as part of our efforts to help older Americans understand the impact of this recently-enacted health reform package, AARP is providing you with a wealth of information to help understand what the health care law means for you!

What You Need to Know

No matter what the state of your insurance prior to the legislations passage, the new health care law means something to everyone. From those receiving Medicare, to those receiving employer-based insurance; from those who own or work for a small business to those who are uninsured or buying their own insurance; even those with moderate to low incomes, AARP’s “A User’s Guide to Health Reform” contains clear and concise information on what the legislation means for you. Get started today by learning how the health care law will affect you and your family’s future.

Other Important Resources

Once you know how the new health care law will affect you, it is important to know when these critical changes will take place. Take a moment to review “The New Health Care Law Timeline” to see when you’ll be impacted by each key provision of the law.

Also, don’t forget to protect yourself! Scam artists have already begun trying to take advantage of the confusion surrounding what the new health care law means. Although you’re already armed with crucial information about the impact of the law, become a smarter consumer and learn how to protect against health care fraud today!

Still Have Questions?

Do you still have questions about the impact of the new health care legislation? Check out AARP Bulletin’s new “Health Care Reform Explained” column available at This resource provides practical answers to questions submitted by visitors. Each week, AARP is answering the top questions about the new health care reform law e-mailed by readers to Submit your questions then check back for the answers!

You’re not alone if you’re confused about what the new health care law means for you. That’s why we’ve pulled together the basics – to help you find out what it all means. Start learning today with these fantastic resources from AARP!

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