As we get closer to the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, consumers are searching for information to help them understand the law and how it may impact them.
Roughly 7 million Americans are expected to enroll in a health insurance plan through the new marketplaces in 2014, a number that will climb to 24 million in 2023.
Many consumers are looking for information on the same few topics, including information about Medicare, information about how the health care law will affect people with pre-existing conditions, and general health care reform reform.
Medicare, with its four main parts — parts A, B, C and D — is complicated for consumers to understand.
Each part covers a different type of care (outpatient, inpatient, prescription medications) and is associated with different co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles.
With changes to Medicare under health care reform, it’s critical for consumers to fully understand their options and ways to make their health care dollars go further. Content that explains each piece of the program, what is and is not covered, and how people can best use their benefits, is in demand.
In addition, readers are interested in knowing how Medicare will be affected by the health care reform law.