Benefits of Obama Care
Posted on August 5, 2013 by admin
Since the signing of the Obama Care everyone has been wondering exactly what all of this means to them. The truth is, for a certain number of people, Obama Care will help. This health care reform will benefit those people. The question is, how will Obama Care help them? There has been a need for affordable health care for all Americans for years. Now this is a reality and it could not come fast enough. It was needed so desperately that the Affordable Care Act was passed without most people really knowing what was in it.
The biggest thing that Obama Care does is that it makes health care available to everyone. For those that qualify it is provided at a reduced cost through subsidies provided by the government. This means that everyone in American will be able to get health care coverage. This is a landmark situation because this is the first time in the history of America that this is possible. You can discover what kind of coverage you are eligible for by visiting www.healthcare.gov. This is where you will find the Marketplace which is where you will go to find coverage if your employer does not offer it.
The Marketplace should be your first stop, because this is where you will find all of the information that you will need. They provide you with the ability to talk to a live person in order to get your questions answered. This is also where you go to sign up for your new coverage.
Beginning in 2015 Obama Care provides a surcharge to all smokers that could raise their health care insurance as much as fifty percent. This is a benefit because it should cause a lot of smokers to quit. Smoking drains health care and causes prices to go up. This surcharge will not only help to get some smokers to quit, but it will provide the extra money necessary to cover the extra costs of smoking. This should help to reduce the costs of health care for nonsmokers. Since a healthy America is the goal, helping people to quit smoking is a step in the right direction.
This is Important
Living in an America where everyone is healthy and happy is very important. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care, is a step in that direction. With everything that it provides there is a chance that in ten years we could be a healthier country. A place where diseases are treated right away because everyone will have health care insurance.