Affordable Care Act-Bailey



With the rough roll-out of the healthcare marketplaces, some senior citizens are raising concerns about the Affordable Care Act.

But a new report finds that for them, it has led to more benefits---without obligations.

Author John Bailey of the Center for Rural Affairs says most of the provisions that directly affect seniors have been in effect since 2010, and they center around enhanced benefits in terms of preventive care and treatment.

Bailey also says as far as the laws just coming on line, such as the requirement that everyone has health insurance,  they don't really impact seniors, because seniors have Medicare.

Bailey says the added benefits are especially important in rural areas, where the population is older and residents generally receive fewer medical screenings and preventive care procedures.

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