I’ve been curious about the after effects of Obama’s Health Reform legislation. Drew Altman, Ph. D. from the Kraiser Family Foundation, provides a nice summary.
(source: The Kaiser Family Foundation)
Excerpt from the summary:
Since the bill’s passage, the Department of Health and Human Services has set up a program to help people with preexisting health conditions get coverage through state or federal high-risk pools; established a program to help employers provide health insurance to early retirees; issued rebates to help pay drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries stuck in the “doughnut hole”; provided tax credits to small businesses to provide insurance coverage; and created a consumer-friendly Web site, http://HealthCare.gov, that rivals anything coming out of Silicon Valley (where our organization is based).