The Affordable Care Act (ACA) improved insurance affordability and access for all Americans, including those eligible for Medicare, Medicaid, and private coverage offered through the health insurance marketplace. It strengthened Medicare in many ways — by closing the Part D prescription drug doughnut hole, offering free preventive services, and extending the life of the Medicare trust fund. However, the ACA’s improvements to Medicaid and private market insurance highlight longstanding shortfalls in programs that assist low-income Medicare beneficiaries with their health care costs.
Shows how many people will be able to get affordable, comprehensive insurance through the new health insurance marketplaces and how many people the Affordable Care Act has helped so far.
Learn how the Affordable Care Act protects consumers and how it specifically benefits different groups of people.
This series explains the new preventive care and wellness benefits in Medicare and explores how advocates can help Medicare beneficiaries take advantage of the new benefits.
This series lays out arguments against cutting health care programs like Medicaid and Medicare in an effort to reduce government spending.
Explains what to tell people about how the Affordable Care Act will help them, depending on their age, employment status, and whether they have insurance.
Lays out the ways the Affordable Care Act will help seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare by improving health care quality and making Medicare more financially secure.
In a recent article for the Center for American Progress, Sandra Bogar reminded us of all of the ways that health reform benefits mothers, mothers-to-be, and grandmothers. Even when it’s not Mother’s Day, it’s important to be grateful for how much our mothers help us and others and to be thankful that they are now protected by the Affordable Care Act.
Explains how the Affordable Care Act will improve coordination of care for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid ("dual eligibles");provides detailed guidance for advocates.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Sarah Palin was speaking into every microphone she could find lamenting that health reform would lead to President Obama personally pulling the plug on your grandma.
Well, you’ll be happy to know that it’s been exactly one year since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Obama and not one beloved grandmother has been subjected to a death panel.