TAKE ACTION: Info for the older adults in your life!
While Seniors over age 65 have access to Medicare, over 13 million adults between the ages of 45-64 are uninsured. But help is on the way! Starting on October 1st, uninsured adults will be able to shop for an affordable plan that fits their needs at their state's Health Insurance Marketplace.
Here are some resources for you and the older adults in your life to better understand how the Affordable Care Act affects you:
- Here is a general overview of how the Affordable Care Act helps Adults and Seniors: https://www.healthcare.gov/how-does-the-affordable-care-act-affect-me/#question=seniors
- Here is a great blog with five reasons October 1st matters to older people of color: http://www.diverseelders.org/2013/08/22/five-reasons-october-1-matters-to-older-people-of-color/
- Learn how Medicare and Medicaid recipients benefit from the Affordable Care Act in this Fact Sheet: http://www.searac.org/sites/default/files/2012.02.22%20-%20Fact%20Sheet%20Elders_English.pdf
- Learn about Health Care Benefits for Children & Older Adults under the Affordable Care Act in this great fact sheet from Generations United: http://action.momsrising.org/go/3509?t=9&akid=4580.2083703.a976uU
Be sure to strengthen those inter-generational bonds by sharing these resources with your family!
If you or someone you know is an adult who is caught in the "retirement gap" (post-retirement/pre-Medicare eligibility) we want to hear from you! Share your healthcare experiences with us here: http://www.momsrising.org/member_stories/topic/health-care-for-all
Have questions about healthcare reform? We're compiling a list from our members. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.