Health Care Reform, Resolutions and You
Signed into law March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) — a.k.a. the Health Care Reform Act — decisively changed the health care system in the United States. According to an article written in Neurology Now, it is estimated that an additional 32 million Americans will have health insurance by 2019. The law will also allow some people with chronic diseases who were previously excluded from being covered due to pre-existing condition, employment situation, or cost to find new health insurance exchanges and tax deductions to gain them coverage.
For a quick and informative breakdown of the major impact the health care reform act will have, this article in the Sept/Oct issue of Neurology Now does a nice job of hitting the major points. Of course, the best way to understand the new law is to read the action in original form and to ask questions of your local representatives, but the article “How does Health Care Reform Impact You?” puts into an easy to read format the gist of what the bill does and may direct you to specific areas within the act that are of personal interest.
Wesolowski, Kierstin. “THIS WAY IN: How Does Health Care Reform Impact You?” Neurology Now 6.5 (2010): 9-11. Print.