How Does President Obama's Health Care Reform Affect My Family?The Supreme Court voted on June 28, 2012, to uphold so-called "Obamacare." The Health Care Reform Act, officially known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. It promises to put Americans and small businesses in control of their health care, instead of allowing insurance companies to make the decisions. But exactly how will this law affect you and your family? Read on about the benefits you and your children could receive through this new legislation.
If you and your family are currently insured:
If you are currently insured, your coverage will stay the same. However, you may have increased benefits with the following reforms:
If you and your family are currently uninsured:
The reform allows you and your family to have new choices in the insurance marketplace and receive tax credits based on your income. The following are additional benefits you have if you are currently uninsured:
These benefits are just a small portion of the highly complex legislation. Visit the White House's website for more information.