Mar 24, 2010

Reform = Reality

This morning we woke up in a country with a more fair, equitable, and fiscally sensible health care system. Yes we did! And in case all the excitement over Joe Biden drove you to distraction, here are some of the most exciting changes you can look forward to in the next six months:
  • If you are refused health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, you can get coverage through a new government-run high-risk pool.
  • Children can stay on their parents’ insurance longer – until they are 26 years old.
  • Senior citizens will get a $250 rebate for prescription drugs – the first step to closing the “donut hole” in Medicare drug coverage.
  • Small businesses get significant tax credits for providing health insurance to their employees.

Not bad for a hump day!

A lot of young recessionistas are particularly excited about the prospect of staying on their parents' insurance plans for a few more years. But some people out there are still wondering: if a 21 year old has already been kicked off her parents' insurance, say, when she graduated from college, can she go back on in six months? The New York Times provides answers!

So tell us, what's your favorite provision of the health care bill? Which parts of it are you still curious about?


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