Sunday, April 4, 2010

Health Care Reform: The Reality of it for You

While the rhetoric rages on about the meanings and possible outcomes that passage of the health care reform bill entails, most people want to know: What does it mean for me? The National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) wanted its participants and their families to be able to find the answer to this question. To that end, the April 2010 newsletter of NFCA directed readers to two valid, non-partisan tools that answer the question succinctly.

The Washington Post has a simple, four question query, that when answered will provide you with the information you need to know. You'll find out the deadline for when health insurance must be purchased, how much it will cost, any options available and the penalty for not meeting the deadline.

The Kaiser Family Foundation also has tools for your convenience at their website. There you can find a summary of the coverage provisions for the health care reform laws, Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. In addition the Kaiser website has its own easy-to-use five question tool to help you to know what subsidy provisions may apply to you.
For more detailed information, read here.

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