What Obamacare means for you: A plain and simple guide

What the Affordable Care Act means for you and your family, from Consumer Reports.

Consumer Reports has just released a short and easy-to-read guide to how Obamacare – also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – will affect you and your family: Consumer Reports – Health Reform: Seven Things You Need to Know.

While it won’t teach you how to do a DIY knee replacement, the guide does do a good job of explaining the new consumer protections and benefits provided by the ACA, as well as:

  • Upcoming changes to Medicare
  • What the “mandate” means for you (hint: most likely, nothing)
  • Related new tax rules for 2013
  • How state health exchanges will work
  • What “essential benefits” you can count on
  • Who qualifies for help paying for health insurance
  • Changes for large and small employers
  • How Medicaid eligibility is changing

Consumer Reports will send free bulk copies (printed magazine-style) to anyone who will commit to distributing at least 25 copies – just fill out this form.

A Spanish-language edition of the guide is due out soon.  For more consumer resources on health care, visit Your Health Security – A Project of Consumers Union. Other questions? Send an e-mail to guide@consumersunion.com.

  • Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More To Read

November 16, 2018

Without Amazon’s interference, San Francisco taxes big business

Two cities struggle to fund homelessness relief. One succeeds.

November 14, 2018

What’s keeping wages down and driving inequality up in Washington

The State of Working Washington 2018: Part 3

November 9, 2018

7 Reforms To Strengthen Social Security

America’s Pension Plan Can Be Made Stronger Without Benefit Cuts