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Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Americans

Improving Quality and Lowering Health Care Costs

  • Free preventive care
  • Prescription discounts for seniors
  • Protection against health care fraud
  • Small Business Tax Credits

New Consumer Protections

  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Consumer Assistance

Access to Health Care 

  • Health Insurance Marketplace.

Benefits for Women

  • Providing insurance options
  • Covering preventive services
  • Lowering costs

Young Adult Coverage

  • Coverage available to children up to age 26

Strengthening Medicare

  • Yearly Wellness Visit
  • Many Free Preventive Services for some seniors with Medicare

Holding Insurance Companies Accountable

  • Insurers must justify any premium increase of 10% or more before the rate takes effect


Content created by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA)
Content last reviewed on June 20, 2013