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Look at What's Really in the Affordable Care Act

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Location: Washington, DC

Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Now that it's the law of the land, it's time for everyone in the country to take a deep breath and look at what really is in the Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare.

If you're a senior citizen, you're now receiving a 50 percent discount on brand name drugs if you fall into what is called the doughnut hole, the Medicare prescription drug coverage gap.

If you're a woman, you now have free coverage of lifesaving preventive services such as mammograms; and beginning on August 1, free coverage is going to include many additional preventive care services, so take a good look at that.

If you're a parent, if you have children under age 19, they cannot be denied coverage by an insurance company because they have a preexisting condition.

And if you're a young adult, you can now stay on your parents' health care plan until your 26th birthday, which is really important if you don't have a job that has health insurance coverage.

And if you're a small business owner, like my son is, there are millions now of eligible small business owners that are receiving tax credits if you choose to offer coverage to your employees.

So take a look. It's really good for most Americans.


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