Many changes included in the Affordable Care Act will benefit seniors and people with disabilities. Yet, many of these individuals remain unaware of how they stand to benefit from health reform. To help dispel myths about the law and engage communities in these issues, Families USA has produced several resources explaining the impact of health reform on Medicare and people with disabilities:
- “Lower Costs, Better Care: Medicare Cost Savings in the Affordable Care Act” illustrates how the Affordable Care Act will make Medicare work more efficiently by improving the way providers deliver care, modernizing how Medicare pays for services, and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in the system.
- “Better Safety and Quality For Seniors and People with Disabilities” discusses the Elder Justice Act, the Patient Safety and Abuse Prevention Act, and the Nursing Home Transparency and Improvement Act, three sections in the Affordable Care Act that will improve the quality and safety of long-term care and fight elder abuse.
- “Welcome to the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit for 2011” is an updated illustration that reflects improvements made by the Affordable Care Act that will lessen the amount enrollees will pay when they fall into the “doughnut hole.”