Happy Birthday – Healthcare Reform

Happy Birthday!!!

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!

From DK:

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.