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Caring for Crohn’s Affordable Care Act Primer Part 3:

In the third installment of the Caring for Crohn’s Affordable Care Act Primer, I explore the aspects of the law that affect those 65 and older.

The Affordable Care Act is designed to strengthen Medicare, make preventive services affordable, and close the “donut hole” (discounts on medications that fall in the coverage gap.

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January 12, 2013 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

New Year, New Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Effective

Now that we are officially in 2013, new provisions of the Affordable Care Act (health care reform) become effective. As I wrote last year, there are many provisions in the Affordable Care Act that are extremely important for IBD patients, like eradicating the preexisting condition exclusions. While that doesn’t go into effect for another year, there are some important aspects of the law that go into effect this year.

Below is a list of those provisions and what they entail. All information was obtained from the timeline on www.healthcare.gov.

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January 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm 2 comments


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