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ACA & Medicare

ACA Strengthening Medicare

Nearly 50 million older Americans and Americans with disabilities rely on Medicare each year. The new health care law makes Medicare stronger by adding new benefits, fighting fraud, cutting costs, and improving care for patients.

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54 million Americans have coverage for preventive services free of cost.

Insurers are now required to cover a number of recommended preventive services, such as cancer, diabetes and blood pressure screenings, without additional cost sharing such as copays or deductibles.

32.5 million people with Medicare who used a free preventive service.

The new health reform law eliminated any deductible or copay for many preventive services or for a new Annual Wellness Visit. In 2011, more than 20 million seniors received a cardiovascular screening free of charge.

3.6 million seniors have saved $2.1 billion on their prescription drugs.

That’s an average of $600 for every senior who hit the gap in Medicare’s prescription drug coverage, often called the ‘donut hole.’ Seniors now receive 50 percent discounts on covered brand name drugs in the donut hole, new discounts on generic drugs, and the donut hole will be closed in 2020.

3.1 million more young adults have health insurance through their parent's plan.

Under the law, most young adults who can’t get coverage through their jobs can stay on their parents’ plans until age 26.

50,000 uninsured people with pre-existing conditions have gained coverage.

The Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan provides critical care to people who have been blocked out of the system due to cancer, heart disease, and other pre-existing condition.

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Health Reform Myths

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