Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for Americans

Improving Quality and Lowering Healthcare 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 Healthcare 

  • 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

Timeline of Health Insurance Marketplace

  • October - Open enrollment begins
  • January - Coverage begins
  • March - Open enrollment closes
  • Future - All Americans have access to affordable health care.