The financial protections for families in the health reform law
President Obama has said that passing health reform was essential to curbing the federal deficit. And the Congressional Budget Office does, indeed, show that repealing health reform would increase the deficit. But did you know of all the ways health reform is saving you money?
About 86 million Americans are taking advantage of health reforms benefits for preventive services. This means ordinary Americans are saving on co-pays for things like immunizations and doctor visits. The result is more money in parents’ pockets and a prevention-focused approach to child health, which heads off problems before they get more serious.
Families benefit financially from health reform in many other ways. For example, insurance companies can no longer place lifetime caps on the benefits children can collect, meaning families can rest much easier knowing a serious malady won’t bankrupt them. Have you benefitted from health reform in one of these ways? Tell us! We’re celebrating the second anniversary of health reform all week.