What does the Affordable Care Act do for me?
Some of these beneficial items are already in place. For example:
These things have already happened, but there are bigger changes on the way that will once again allow Georgians to lead healthier and longer lives.
In 2014, the biggest items take effect.
Does this hurt small businesses?
Absolutely not. A healthier work force means less time spent in hospitals or through sick days, which should improve everyone’s bottom line.
Is the Affordable Care Act too expensive?
Actually, the Affordable Care Act will save $210 billion a year once it is fully implemented, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. By the year 2021, the bill will actually have paid for itself and started bringing in more money than it costs.
Will I have to pay new taxes?
The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have “death panels”, which many right-wing folks use to scare the public about the reforms. It doesn’t use taxpayer money for abortions, instead letting each state to figure out whether it wants to cover this on a state-by-state basis. It doesn’t give free insurance to illegal immigrants, and it doesn’t force you to change your insurance plans. If you are happy with your current health plan, that’s great! You won’t need to get a different plan or see a different doctor.
The Affordable Care Act is an important piece of legislation that strengthens Georgia’s health care system and provides common-sense solutions for you and your family. No longer will you have to worry about your health insurer dropping you because you get sick, or not covering your health payments simply because you’ve been sick before.
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