How the New Health Reform Law Affects You and Your Family

Updated:Jun 9,2014

Stethoscope medical recordsIf you’re like most Americans, you have questions about how the new health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, will affect you and your family. The American Heart Association has produced a series of brief videos with questions from real consumers and responses from experts about how the new law will impact patients with heart disease or stroke. Learn more by viewing the videos below and visiting www.heartsforhealthcare.org.  







"Will health care reform make coverage more affordable for families like mine? How will it work?"

Topics Covered:
  • Ban on annual and lifetime limits in insurance coverage
Featuring:
Kylee from Oklahoma, parent of young congenital heart defect patient.
 

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“How will healthcare reform address the needs of patients like me, who have lost their jobs and employer insurance?”

Topics Covered:
  • Health insurance exchanges
  • New insurance protections
  • Preexisting condition insurance plans
Featuring:
Frank from North Carolina, heart attack survivor
 

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"Will the new health reform law make prevention and preventive coverage an integral part of health care and place more emphasis on preventing disease, rather than treating it?”

Topics Covered:
  • Menu labeling
  • New free coverage for preventive care
  • New Medicare preventive benefits
Featuring:
Nancy from New Jersey, registered nurse

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“Please tell me straight — how will older Americans on Medicare be affected by health care reform?”

Topics Covered:
  • Impact on Medicare program and benefits
  • New Medicare benefits
  • Medicare Advantage
Featuring:
Chuck from New Hampshire, heart disease and stroke survivor

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 "How will health care reform help young people access health insurance coverage?" 

Topics Covered:
  • New young adult coverage option
Featuring:
Len from Connecticut, congenital heart disease survivor

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