Beginning on October 1 and through 2014, some of the most significant components of health care reform will take effect across the country. So it makes sense that many people are trying to figure out exactly what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will mean to them. The new law is changing how people get health care, how they get insurance, what it costs and who pays for it…hence, all the buzz.
Over the next few months, consumers and businesses alike will be facing a lot of new decisions and asking lots of questions about their health care like what's changing, and what's staying the same? Should I sign up for a different plan, or keep what I've got? If I need health insurance, how and where do I get it?
My goal over the next few weeks is to help you find answers to your questions and get the health care coverage that best suits your needs.
At UnitedHealthcare, we believe that when information helps to simplify the decision making process, its better. And better information leads to better choices. So check out some of the information we’ve made available. From a ten minute guide on health care reform to videos that explain why it matters, I think you’ll find the information in the links below helpful as you begin your decision making process.
Understand the Basics http://www.uhc.com/health_reform_guide/understand_the_basics.htm
The Facts Behind the Buzz
Different Approaches to Health Care Reform http://www.uhc.com/health_reform_guide/learn_about_different_approaches_to_health_reform.htm
Keeping it Simple
Why Health Care Reform Matters http://www.uhc.tv/uhc_video/health-care-reform-demystified-why-health-care-reform-matters