Archive for July, 2012
One of the main promises that Barack Obama made while running for president is that he would reform the health care system in the United States. He did just that when he helped to pass the new health care bill in 2010, which created widespread changes in the health care system. Some of these changes were lauded, while others were scorned, but there was no question that change had come.
Those who currently have no insurance will see a variety of options available to them as the bill goes into effect from 2010 through 2019. For a young person, age 18-26, they will see the option to be placed on their parent’s health insurance regardless of many circumstances. This will extend coverage to millions of college students and those young adults seeking work that offers medical benefits.
There will also be plans available for those who have a pre-existing condition. These people may have been turned away in the past due to their condition, but they will now be able to find coverage under the new bill. This will help to eliminate the fear that some uninsured individuals have about visiting a doctor. Some people will put off a visit to the doctor’s office because they fear that any conditions they may have will cause them to be denied when they do attempt to get health insurance.
A major part of the health care bill will be the affordable insurance exchanges. These exchanges will help people to find and compare private health insurance plans. They will also help people to find out if they are eligible for tax credits and health programs that make insurance more affordable to everyone. These exchanges will act as singular place where people can find out all they need about obtaining or getting the most from their health insurance.