The Affordable Care Act
The federal government’s one stop website for individuals and families who are interested in exploring healthcare coverage opportunities through the Affordable Care Act is www.healthcare.gov. The website offered the following, extremely concise summary that might be useful in your efforts to help folks understand what they might need to know about how the Affordable Care Act will affect them.
There’s a lot to the health care law. But it’s based on a few simple principles, which we’ve described below in a mere 214 words. Follow the links for more details.
If you have health coverage you like, you can keep it. Children under 26 can stay on a parent’s health insurance plan.
Pre-existing conditions are covered. So are many preventive services and 10 essential health benefits.get lower costs on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs.Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Many states are expanding Medicaid to cover more people in 2014.fee. In 2014 it’s $95 per adult ($47.50 per child) or 1% of income, whichever is higher. The family max is $285.have an offer of insurance from an employer, you may not be able to get lower costs on Marketplace insurance based on your income. It depends on whether the insurance you’re offered is considered affordable and meets minimum standards.