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Health Care Law Saves People With Medicare Over $3.5 Billion on Prescription Drugs

May 24, 2012

Contact: CMS Office of Public Affairs 202-690-6145 HEALTH CARE LAW SAVED PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE OVER $3.5 BILLION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 2012, MORE THAN 416,000 PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE SAVED AN AVERAGE OF $724 ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND 12.1 MILLION USED A FREE PREVENTIVE SERVICE Under the new health care law –…

Things that make you go hmmmmmmm…

April 5, 2012

From the LA Times: The lead plaintiff challenging the Affordable Car Act says she should not be forced to buy health insurance. She apparently doesn’t need health insurance because she doesn’t have any intention of paying for health care to begin with. Why pay for something you can get for free? Turns out, as part…

Who loses if the Affordable Care Act is Struck Down?

April 5, 2012

Soon, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. But it’s important to remember that there are millions of individuals who have already benefited from its enactment.  Old and young people, people we work with, people we worship with and people in our circle of friends who now have affordable healthcare…

Yahoo! Finance: How Healthcare Reform Affects You

March 27, 2012

Yahoo! Finance has a nice piece today discussing the ACA and how it will affect some typical families. Check it out and tell us what you think!

5 Ways the ACA Helps Address Disparities

March 23, 2012

From our friends at NHELP, five ways health care reform addresses disparities in health care: ALREADY IN PLACE: Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability The ACA extended the nondiscrimination protections of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Age Discrimination Act to…

Urban Institute Releases Snapshot of Federal Spending on Children on the Eve of Health Reform

March 23, 2012

The Urban Institute recently released a comprehensive paper on the status of children’s healthcare in the United States. The intent of the authors is to provide a benchmark prior to the implementation of several key components of the Affordable Care Act. This will make it easier to guage the impact of the ACA on children’s…

The Ryan Budget = Less Health Care, More Taxes for Poor

March 22, 2012

So Paul Ryan is back with another budget. It’s a doozy. In it, he proposes repealing the Affordable Care Act entirely, cutting Medicaid and Medicare, cutting food stamps, welfare, federal pensions and assistance to farmers. WOW, you must be thinking, that must put us into budget surplus! Surely, this will reduce our debt! Well…no. In…

Feds Readying To Pick Up States’ Slack, Implement ACA

September 12, 2011

From The Washington Post: By N.C. Aizenman, Published: September 10 Across the country, states are lagging in preparations to erect the health insurance market­places at the heart of the 2010 health-care overhaul, bogged down by a combination of partisan hostility and practical hurdles. Faced with the delay, administration officials have been ramping up talks with state…

Kaiser Poll: The Uninsured Don’t Understand ACA

September 7, 2011

From Politico: People will only understand the law when it becomes tangible for them, Drew Altman said. | AP Photo By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 8/29/11 12:24 PM EDT About half of the uninsured Americans who stand to benefit the most from the health care reform law aren’t aware of how the legislation is designed to…

Healthcare Reform’s New Ally: Indifference

September 2, 2011

From The Washington Post: By Jonathan Bernstein Here’s your counterintuitive thought for the day: Perhaps slow implementation might actually save the Affordable Care Act instead of killing it. New polling on the Democrats’ health-care law, nicely explained by Sarah Kliff, shows that “both sides … are losing the message war.” That is, Democrats are somewhat…

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