document Health Reform 201 Expanded Presentation Sept-2013

The health reform law doesn’t do all that is needed, but it is historic Congressional action in three areas of focus: Provides new consumer protections to prevent the worst insurance industry abuses Biggest reform of insurance practices ever: no denials for pre-existing conditions; no rescissions; no lifetime/annual caps on coverage; etc 2) Ensures security for those with coverage, and new and affordable options for those without coverage Biggest expansion of coverage in 45 years; Would bring US from 85% to 95% coverage. Expansion of Medicaid and a new exchange, with affordability tax credits so premiums are tied to income, not how sick we are. 3) Begins to control health care costs, for our families and our government. Multiple efforts to ensure quality & reduce cost Biggest deficit reduction measure in a generation. Big investments in prevention, with unbooked savings

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Founded in 1987, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our agenda includes:

  • Expanding Coverage: Implementing and improving upon health reform.
  • Fighting for a Fair Budget for the Future: Protecting public investments to preserve access to care.
  • Protecting Consumers: Ensuring consumer representation and protection.

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