The Health Care Law and You:

What is available to you NOW. Who Gets What Benefit Californians with a pre-existing medical condition can qualify for health insurance through a special insurance program. How Many Will Benefit About 6.5 million Californians under the age of 65. Rollout Date: July 1, 2010 Who Gets What Benefit Children with a pre-existing medical condition up to age 19 cannot be denied coverage through private health insurance. How Many Will Benefit Around 576,500 children. Rollout Date: September 23, 2010 Who Gets What Benefit People 65 or older and the disabled on Medicare Part D (prescription drug plan) will get financial relief when they fall into the prescription drug coverage gap called the so-called “donut hole.” They will get a 50 percent discount on brand name drugs in the” donut hole” and pay less for generic drugs. How Many Will Benefit 4.6 million Californians. Rollout Date: January, 2011 Who Gets What Benefit Those on Medicare will get free preventive care with no co-payments for such things as mammograms, blood pressure checkups and HIV screening. How Many Will Benefit 4.6 million Californians. Rollout Date: September 23, 2010 Who Gets What Benefit Californians cannot be dropped from their insurance plans when they get a serious illness. Insurance companies are banned from doing that. How Many Will Benefit Approx. 2 to 3 million Californians in the individual insurance market Rollout Date: September 23, 2010 Who Gets What Benefit Young adults can remain on a parent’s employer-based insurance until they turn 26. How Many Will Benefit Approximately 200,000 young adults in California. Rollout Date: September 23, 2010 Who Gets What Benefit Small business owners with 25 or fewer full-time employees who earn less than $50,000 may qualify for a tax credit of up to 35 percent of what they pay in health insurance to offset the cost. Non-profits qualify for up to 25 percent tax credit. How Many Will Benefit Approximately 456,000 small businesses. Rollout Date: March 23, 2010
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