Health Care Reform
The new health care law — called the Affordable Care Act — was passed in 2010. The law is changing the way some Americans get health coverage. It may seem confusing and complex right now, but we know that it will touch each of us in some way.
One of the most important things to know is that the law is increasing access to care for you and your family.
- Starting in 2014, you will be able to buy private health insurance if you want it, or see if you qualify for a government health plan.
- The new law gives access to coverage to every person, despite any preexisting conditions or other issues that may have prevented you from getting health insurance in the past.
- You will also have access to preventive services and screenings without paying anything out of pocket, to help you stay healthier by preventing health problems, or catching them before they become much more serious.