The Healthcare Law: Protecting The Care Of Working Families

iStock_Familybr.jpgThe healthcare law the working women and men of SEIU worked for a decade to pass means that working families can move forward toward more affordable, secure healthcare and better health, not backward to the status quo of skyrocketing premiums, insurance denials and and unchecked profits for insurance companies.

Since its passage on March 23, 2010, significant consumer protections and key benefits of the law already helping working families include:

More Affordable Healthcare

  • Americans with pre-existing conditions who were previously denied insurance now have access to affordable coverage.
  • No more lifetime limits on the amount of essential coverage or benefits a person may receive
  • Small businesses who provide coverage to their workers receive tax credits.

Better Access to Quality Care

  • Giving millions of Americans access to the same health care members of Congress get.
  • Young adults can stay on their parent's insurance plan until they are 26.
  • Lowered prescription drug costs and improved care for seniors.
  • Access to receive preventive services such as screenings and vaccinations free of charge to you under new health plans.

Holding Insurance Companies Accountable

  • Insurance companies cannot deny coverage to kids with pre-existing conditions or drop people from health plans or deny care if they get sick.
  • States have new resources to prevent insurers from unjustified premium hikes.
  • Your premium dollars must go toward care delivery, not marketing or profit margins.

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