What health care reform is (and isn’t) doing now

August 2, 2011

Category: Nursing News

It’s been more than a year since President Obama signed health care reform into law. The act’s biggest provisions, which will make it easier for the uninsured to buy coverage, don’t take effect until 2014. But Congress, eager to sell the plan to a skeptical public, wrote in a few benefits that have already kicked in.

You’ve probably heard some of them touted: Preventive care is fully covered by insurance plans. People with preexisting conditions have access to coverage. And retirees who spend a lot out of pocket on prescriptions are getting relief from the dreaded "doughnut hole" in their Medicare drug coverage. Read More