The Affordable Care Act, what some call "ObamaCare", is good for seniors and America.
Alliance for Retired Americans discussion on Health Care Reform:
Myths & Facts about the Affordable Care Act, Janurary 2012
See the July 2011 Families USA
paper on the PPACA--
The Basic Health Option: Will It Work for Low-Income Consumers?
Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Reform from NCOA
Take the QUIZ
See what the new Health Reform Law does for Seniors. Take the National Council on Aging's quiz:
NCOA Health Reform QUIZ
Health Care for All
Position Statement adopted by United Senior Action in 2007
The Kaiser Family Foundation released the following fact sheet about Medicaid and Health Care Reform:
5 KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID AND ITS ROLE IN STATE/FEDERAL BUDGETS & HEALTH REFORM
United Senior Action joins other senior organizations nationwide in its support of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (The Affordable Care Act or ACA)
The Affordable Act improves care for older adults, protects and strengthens Medicare, provides a way to eliminate the donut hole for prescription drugs and offers several incentives to states to transition away from nursing home care into the more desired home and community based services and supports for long term care. These programs include
Money Follows the Person
MFP gives states an enhanced federal Medicaid match to help people transition from a nursing home or other institution back into the community.
Balance Incentive Payments Program
Starting in October 2011, eligible states can apply for federal grants to direct more funds to community-based care instead of institutions. (As of November 2011, Indiana is researching and thinking about participating in this program.)
Community First Choice Option
Starting in October 2011, states can choose to provide a broad range of personal attendant services and supports to eligible individuals and receive additional federal funding. (As of November 2011, Indiana is researching and thinking about participating in this program.)
Medicaid HCBS State Plan Option
States have gained greater flexibility with this Medicaid state plan option thanks to health reform.
Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS)
CLASS is a new voluntary, federally administered, consumer-financed, long-term care insurance program established under the Affordable Care Act.
The Affordable Care Act also significantly reduces the number of uninsured Americans, and makes important delivery system reforms to reduce costs and improve quality—all in a fiscally responsible manner.
Go to our Health Care Reform Resources page to find more information about what is included in The Affordable Care Act and to explore what other organizations have to say about PPACA and a single payer system.