2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) The New Health Reform Law: What It Means for Kentuckians. Who are we?.
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2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) The New Health Reform Law: What It Means for Kentuckians
We’re a coalition of concerned Kentuckians who believe that the best health care solutions are found when everyone works together to build them. Right now, families and businesses in every county are facing rising costs, and too many of us go without needed health care. Healthy families create healthy economies. And a healthy Kentucky is something we all want. So we’re working step by step to build a healthier Kentucky for everyone.
An estimated 975,000 Kentuckians with private health insurance received preventive care with no out of pocket costs.
Almost 250,000 Kentuckians got rebates from their health insurers. The reason for the rebates: the ACA requires health insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on health care, or give back the difference.
KY Health Benefit Exchange http://healthbenefitexchange.ky.gov
Medicaid may be expanded
Provide help for those affected by the recession
Offer help to middle-income families
Provide subsidies to buy insurance
Help for Families
The law is projected to expand coverage to 32 million people.
This new law is not perfect, but neither were Social Security or Medicare when they were first enacted. Both were improved over the years.
Health reform advocates need to be informed, vigilant and engaged to ensure that reform is properly implemented at both federal and state levels.