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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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Cartoon Corner: Obamacare

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Photo from americanprogress.org

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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Bismarck-Mandan Speaks

New Health Law Guide provides personalized report

President Barrack Obama supports AARP’s new health initiatives. (Photo courtesy of wsj.com )

Today AARP launched a personalized online tool, the Health L aw Guide, to help people of all ages understand benefits available currently and in the future under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Through a brief se­ries of questions, AARP’s unique web-based tool provides an indi­vidually tailored report outlining coverage details based on an indi­vidual’s existing health care coverage or what other health cov­erage the individual may be eli­gible to get.

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