I have been critical of the healthcare reform bill because it really didn't go far enough. It is doing some real good and helping Americans that need help!
The Affordable Care is two years old as of Friday, making it a good time to take stock of what it's done so far, and how its implementation is proceeding.
Among the biggest accomplishments:
- Twenty million women have received preventive services like mammograms and Pap smears without having to pony up co-pays.
- Expand that to the whole population, and 54 million Americans got preventative services without copays, services that do save lives.
- More than 2.5 million young people have insurance, by being able to stay on their parents' plans until they are 26.
- Nearly four million seniors saved almost $2.16 billion through discounts for their prescription medications in 2011.
- The pre-existing insurance plan (PCIP) has extended insurance to 50,000 formerly uninsured and uninsurable people with pre-existing conditions.