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ACA and the Individual Mandate

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07/2012

What is the Individual Mandate and will it affect me?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010. One of its biggest goals is to increase the number of insured Americans by making sure that everyone can get basic affordable health insurance. To do this the ACA created new coverage rules:

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Health Care Exchange Costs

Publication date: 
07/2012

What is a HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE and how will it affect your health costs?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010. ACA changes take place between now and 2014. The new law will create a competitive marketplace in 2014 where most Americans can shop for health insurance.

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How will your Medicare benefits change?

Publication date: 
07/2012

You count on Medicare insurance. Will the new healthcare law change your benefits? Will it save you money?
Or, will it cost you more? The answers depend on your income and the Medicare plan you’ve chosen. The most important fact to know is the new healthcare law will not cut your government-guaranteed benefits. You get the same benefits Medicare has always guaranteed whether you have a traditional Medicare plan (Part A or B) or a Medicare Advantage plan (Part C). These are benefits like doctor services, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, and durable medical equipment.

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What are your choices to find affordable insurance?

Publication date: 
07/2012

If you are Not Insured, what will your choices be to find affordable insurance?
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010. The ACA helps uninsured people get affordable health coverage. ACA changes take place between now and 2014. The ACA does not apply to illegal immigrants.
More than 1.3 million adults are uninsured in Ohio. Many earn less than the Federal Poverty Level. But some people of all ages and incomes have a hard time fi nding health insurance they can afford.

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