Tell your story: Impact of the Affordable Care Act on you or someone you know
How has the Affordable Care Act improved health care for you or someone you know? (in a few sentences)
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All health insurance plans must now have NO DOLLAR LIMITS on these essential benefits: (1) Outpatient care (2) Trips to the emergency room (3) Treatment in the hospital for inpatient care (4) Care before and after your baby is born (5) Mental health and substance use disorder services (6) Your prescription drugs (7) Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured, or have a disability or chronic condition. (8) Your lab tests (9) Preventive services including counseling, screenings, and vaccines to keep you healthy and care for managing a chronic disease. (10) Pediatric services: This includes dental care and vision care for kids. ALSO (a) The requirement for all to have health care distributes the cost over more people and keeps premiums from rising as quickly as they could; (b) There are limits to how much more can be charged based on age; (c) Subsidies help make premiums affordable for people with lower incomes; (d) There are state and federal exchanges to compare plans and prices; (e) Medicaid expansion was offered to states to provide coverage to more people with disabilities or at poverty-level; (f) young adults can stay on their parents’ plan until 26 (g) you cannot be denied insurance or dropped because of illness or condition... and more.
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