Ten Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Executive Summary

NHeLP Senior Policy Analyst David Machledt provides a succinct examination of the ways the Affordable Care Act is improving the lives of older adults and people with disabilities. For example, the ACA bars health plans from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions and since its enactment 3.6 million people with pre-existing conditions have gained health care coverage.

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