Why You Need to Understand PPACA
March 31, 2011
Several polls taken since the passage of health care reform legislation in March of 2010 — one as recently as last month — show that most Americans don’t actually know what’s in the bill. No surprise – at 2000+ pages of legal jargon, it’s not a fun read.
But as the bill and its various provisions are challenged in Congress and the legal system, we all need to have a handle on the what the bill does and doesn’t do. That’s the only way we’ll understand the consequences if certain parts of the bill are changed or discarded.
Moreover, anyone can make their voice heard in Washington and in state legislatures, but only informed voices can make productive contributions to the national dialogue and be assured of protecting their own best interests.
If you’re still wondering about what’s actually in the law, here are a couple of helpful links:
The Kaiser Family Foundation Health Reform Source
“Understand the law” on Healthcare.gov
Visit Extend Health — the nation’s largest private Medicare exchange.