Tag Archives: Affordable Care Act

What’s in the Health Care Law For You – Today

By Nicole Duritz, Vice President, Health AARP Education & Outreach

Many families across the country already know how the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, is helping them. They’ve been able to maintain coverage for their college-age children, or buy health insurance after being previously labeled “uninsurable.” Still millions more have discounts on expensive prescription drugs.

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Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

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By Linda Garding

On Thursday, June 28 the US Supreme Court upheld the ma­jority of the Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate, to a variety of reviews. The reviews have been heartfelt to funny to downright nasty. President Obama said, “This is a good day for millions of Amer­icans who can continue to benefit from the protections and economic security provided by the Affordable Care Act”. On the funny to nasty side, radio com­mentator, Rush Limbaugh said he would move to Costa Rica if the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. Appar­ently, he does not realize Costa Rica has universal health care for its citizens.

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The attack on women continues

By now the red flags should be flying on the horizons of women everywhere who thought the battle for fair treatment was pretty much won. In case the potential of the trouble looming has not registered in their busy lives, let me remind them of the way it once was.

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