Back in 2010, that is when the Health Care Reform Act began and started to get the ball rolling. The bill passed and now we are living and implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, together known as PPACA. For many working Americans their normal employer health insurance will not change, but for many Americans it will be changing.
Some businesses will take this opportunity to change health insurance providers–this would then effect existing policies for change. For others, they might be receiving health care insurance for the first time or other changes to certain extents depending on the circumstances. These health bills that were passed talk about benefits, consumer protections and changes to insurance. It is all a matter of time and patience for this to take effect and for the trickledown effect to occur. Water does not turn to snow, and melt down in rivers to lakes that easy; this too takes time.
With regards to Covered California, this is California’s marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to offer affordable health insurance to its residents. By 2014, Covered California plans to help small businesses more in offering health care plans at more affordable rates. In a way, it is like leveling the playing field no matter the size of the company.
Also, this health care reform revolution is changing the insurance marketplace. It si making it so that patients have a bit more say in their own health care plans, such as choosing their physician. Some folks prefer or have the need for more aid in emergency services; this may apply to the elderly who might opt for that kind of care.
Lastly in the broad scope of this reform, there are new benefits to those who are taking on health care insurance. For those who are providing the service, there are tax credits being offered in these handful of launch times until a certain point until we as a nation are on the same page. This is a new way to buy insurance–it is a way to improve coverage for patients and level the grounds so that seemingly everyone can have access to affordable health care.