Lately it seems the more articles I read about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the more confused people are. With rumors and misinformation swirling around in the media, it’s not surprising that people are confused as to where to turn for answers.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA, or health care law, was enacted on March 23, 2010. The ACA improves quality, affordability, and ends discriminatory insurance practices that have kept people from accessing health coverage in the past. It requires that insurance companies cover all their applicants regardless of age, gender or pre-existing conditions, and stops them from dropping your coverage if you become ill. The facts are that if you have insurance, the law has new benefits and protections that will help secure your family’s health and finances; and for those who are uninsured there are new ways of finding a plan that will fit your needs and options to get financial help in covering the costs. The health care law will also strengthen Medicare, and help provide new protections and benefits as well.
So now that we see the big picture, like you, I want to know what this new law means for me, my family, and my future. A recent national survey from LatinoDecisions.com reported that in the Hispanic market knowledge regarding the ACA is very low. The study shows that while English-speaking Latinos are more likely to express that they are informed about the ACA, 42 percent of English dominant Latinos remain uninformed about it. As a Latina, I am concerned about this problem, and am always looking for ways to spread