Six Months After Passage, Health Care Reform Delivers

September 20, 2010 9:27 pm ET

Last spring, Congress passed the most sweeping reform of our health care system since the establishment of Medicare. While state-based health insurance exchanges won't become operational until 2014, the new health care reform law provides immediate benefits that take effect on September 23, 2010. 

Despite what many conservatives claim, the health care law that passed earlier this year provides benefits not only to those who are uninsured but also vastly improves accessibility for those who have health insurance.

On September 23, 2010, Americans will see the first wave of changes brought by the new law.  Families will be able to have free check-ups with their doctor, insurance companies won't be able to take away coverage because someone gets sick, and young adults will be able to stay on their parents' insurance plans until they are 26 years old.

The links below contain state-specific information on the provisions that will be implemented on September 23rd.

Stopping Insurance Company Abuses

Arizona

Colorado

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Virginia

Delivering Health Care To Young People

Arizona

Colorado

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Virginia

Eliminating Expensive Caps On Health Coverage In The United States

Arizona

Colorado

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Virginia

Providing Preventive Care For Americans

Arizona

Colorado

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Virginia

Want More?

For more information on how health care reform will benefit your family and friends, the following organizations are just a few of the groups working to ensure you have access to the facts, instead of the myths, regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

America's Fair Health Care

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities

The Commonwealth Fund

FamiliesUSA

Health Care for America Now!

Herndon Alliance

PIRG

Small Business Majority

The Urban Institute

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