A number of people are finally coming to terms with the Affordable Care Act. They know it is kicking off January 2014 and are prepared to deal with it. Unfortunately, a much larger group of people don’t know much about the Affordable Care Act, or if it is even a law. Take a look at the info-graphic to find out a few things that will be changing for the better.
What is interesting about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is many of the benefits have already been implemented. 85-90% of Americans already have health insurance and have already seen some of the benefits, even if they don’t know it. Here are a couple of the benefits the ACA is currently providing.
1. Insurance is more secure. Your insurance cannot drop you if you have pre-existing condition.
2. Your children can stay on your insurance until they’re 26 years of age allowing them to continue the preventive care they have been receiving.
The toughest part of the ACA is going to be for the remaining 10-15% of Americans who don’t have insurance(that’s some 30 million Americans). As a nation the challenge is in the implementation. Fortunately for Missourians a marketplace has been set up for people who don’t have insurance to get it. Check out healthcare.gov they have tons of information for people wanting to learn more.
The Marketplace is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. With one application, you can see all your options and enroll. It helps that you can apply online, by mail, or in-person. Open enrollment starts October 1, 2013. Plans and prices can be found. Coverage begins January 2014.
Also be on the lookout for us. Northwest Health Services, Inc. will be reaching out to our local communities to prepare them for the changes the affordable care act is offering. Remember open enrollment will be October 1, 2013. Let us be your source of unbiased information for the Affordable Care Act in Missouri.