Sunday, July 18, 2010

Take health care into your own hands

The Affordable Care Act protects existing guaranteed Medicare benefits and adds new benefits.

The new law strengthens Medicare, reduces fraud, and closes the gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage known as the ‘donut hole.’ In 2018, seniors can expect to save on average almost $200 per year in premiums and over $200 per year in coinsurance compared to what they would have paid without the new law. The Affordable Care Act also takes a number of steps that improve health care for people with Medicare.