These are among benefits of Obamacare

2013-10-30T00:00:00Z These are among benefits of Obamacare nwitimes.com
October 30, 2013 12:00 am

The misinformation about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in is astounding.

I’m a healthy 64-year-old who just went through some normal “aging” medical issues. The cost of office visits, lab tests, X-rays, injections, therapy and chiropractor totaled $17,500. For those of you stating you’ll just “pay the fine,” good luck with that.

Here are some facts on the ACA, which has been in effect since 2010:

  • Requires free coverage of preventive services – annual checkups, mammograms, pediatrician visits, immunizations, building healthy lifestyles, etc.
  • Extends coverage for dependents up to age 26.
  • Insurance companies can no longer deny coverage due to pre-existing conditions.
  • Eliminates lifetime limits on insurance coverage.
  • Requires all insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on health care.
  • Ends discrimination where some insurance companies routinely charged women 50 percent more than men.

Turn off Fox News!

- Betsy Hunt, Schererville

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