March 23rd, 2010
01:20 PM ET
5 years ago

Timeline: How health care reform will affect you

(CNN) – President Obama signed sweeping health care reform into law today. The Senate must now pass a package of changes that will reconcile the differences between Senate and House bills. If those changes are worked out, here is how health care reforms will affect you:

Within the first year

• Young adults will be able stay on their parents' insurance until their 27th birthday.

• Seniors will get a $250 rebate to help fill the "doughnut hole" in Medicare prescription drug coverage, which falls between the $2,700 initial limit and when catastrophic coverage kicks in at $6,154.

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  1. liberal wingnut

    The Dems front loaded all the good points but wait until after mid terms.

    March 23, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  2. TERRY

    The obscene costs need to be addressed not an enforced payment of them by middle class americans. This is extortion. Get Obama out I have left the democratic party.

    THIS IS A JOKE . 250. 00 for donut hole:
    FIGURE OUT MEDICARE PLAN D:

    UNLESS YOU HAVE MANY EXPENSIVE PRESCRIPTIONS- YOU JUST ABOUT BREAK EVEN WITHYOUR PREMIUMS AND ANY OTHER EXPENSES WHEN YOU HIT THE DONUT HOLE.
    IF YOU DONT SIGN UP THEY INCREASE YOUR PREMIUMS WHEN YOU DO....-
    AFTER IF YOU LIVE TO GET OUT OF THE DONUT HOLE, BY THEN YOU'VE LOST EVERYTHING AND NEED A REST HOME. (this means you end up at your kids house if they still have one.
    YOU TELL ME THIS IS A PRESCIPTION DRUG PROGRAM? THIS WAS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD REQUIRED PURCHASE OF A PLAN TO PAY FOR THIS OBSCENE DRUG PRICES WE PAY.

    March 23, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. Ready for 2012

    "Young adults will be able stay on their parents' insurance until their 27th birthday."

    This is ridiculous. At age 18 you are an adult and you should be expected to function like an adult. Learn to support yourself and pay for youu own insurance!!!

    March 23, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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