Health Care Reform
- Health Insurance Reform in 2011
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed into law in 2010, makes significant changes to our health care delivery system. Some of these reforms took effect in 2010 while many others take place in 2011. The following is a brief description of some of the most important provisions of the health care reform legislation that take effect this year.
- The Impact of Health Care Costs on Social Security
For many retirees and their families, Social Security provides a dependable source of income. In fact, for the majority of retirees, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). However, more of that income is being spent on health-related costs each year, leaving less available for other retirement expenses.
- What You Need to Know about the Health Care Law
Are you covered? The Affordable Care Act, otherwise referred to as health care reform, requires those who are uninsured to get health insurance. While the start dates of some key programs have been postponed, enrollment in health insurance programs is expected to begin this fall and several other key provisions of the act are becoming effective in the new year. Here are some insights and advice to help you understand what these changes mean.