Many of us thought the recent Supreme Court ruling pretty much ended the debate over the new healthcare law. But we were wrong. Speaker John Boehner is planning a House vote this week to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka “Obamacare.”
Some have called the ACA a tax increase. But I think this legislation will make a big difference in the lives of millions of Americans. And it’s already saving seniors, families, and small businesses a lot of money.
The bill’s detractors want to remove many sections that help protect consumers. That could mean taking away the $3.7 billion that seniors in the Medicare prescription-drug “donut hole” have already saved. It could mean ending coverage for 6.6 million people under 26 years old who are now on their parents’ insurance plans. It could mean taking away health-insurance tax credits for small businesses. And it could mean, as well, allowing insurance companies to over-charge or deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.
I genuinely believe that ACA will stop insurance companies from denying us care. It can help lower skyrocketing health costs. And it could improve the quality of care.
I’m not a political person. But I wish that opponents would accept the Supreme Court decision and move on. I’m all for honest disagreement. But I’m very much against playing politics with peoples’ lives.
Why am I so passionate about this law?
Well, for one thing, I’ve spent the past 33 years helping South Florida seniors get the rights and benefits to which they’re entitled. And for another, my mother’s in hospice now. And my father’s having trouble walking…let alone dealing with the imminent loss of his partner of 66 years.
At The Law Offices of Alice Reiter Feld & Associates, we’ll fight for your rights. And we’ll protect you and your family, with comprehensive estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, long-term care planning, asset-protection plans, and assistance with Medicaid or the VA.
We know every step of the way. And we’re just a phone call away.
One (Unpublicized) Bonus of The New Healthcare Law