Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Resource to Know About - Health Care Reform in Colorado

Pro or Con a visit to Health Care Reform in Colorado can keep you informed. This page is The State of Colorado's information portal for Health Care Reform. Here are a few samples from the FAQ:

When does the new health care reform take effect?

President Obama signed HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010. The President also signed HR 4872, the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, into law on March 30, 2010. Together, these acts provide staggered time frames within which many of the changes go into effect. Some of the changes took effect immediately, while others will be phased in through 2020.

What does this reform do for Coloradans?

It ends the worst insurance company practices and outlaws discrimination against Americans with pre-existing conditions; It reduces costs for people with insurance and makes coverage more affordable for people without it today; It sets up a new competitive insurance marketplace where small business owners and families get the same buying power and insurance choices that all members of Congress will have to allow them to shop for the insurance plan that works best for them; and It increases the number of Coloradans with health care coverage.

What if we did nothing?

If people like the plan they have, they can keep it. If they like their doctor, nothing in this plan takes that choice away. But they’ll have more consumer protections that give them greater control.

Learn more at Health Care Reform in Colorado.