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e-Reports, April 4, 2011
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Patients need simple, straightforward information about provisions of the new health care law, the Affordable Care Act, and now there is a new, reliable source you can direct them to for help.

A coalition of some of the nation’s most trusted organizations – representing consumers, patients, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and hospitals – has launched a comprehensive online resource called HealthCareandYou.org.

The Health Care and You Coalition is comprised of:
  • AARP
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Nurses Association (ANA
  • Catholic Health Association (CHA)
  • National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)

The website provides tailored information for users, including what provisions of the Affordable Care Act are in effect now and those scheduled to take place in the future. The content will reflect any updates to the law made at the federal or state level.

Your patients will find up-to-date facts about the law, a timeline of when provisions take effect and a state-by-state listing of health coverage options available to them. Coalition organizations will be making sustained efforts to make Americans aware of the site, to include giving presentations at regional and local events.

“HealthCareandYou.org is a critical resource for patients to quickly access valuable information about the health care law and how it affects them,” said AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. “Our physician members look forward to working with our coalition partners to make this important information available to Americans.”

Visit the website here; then recommend it to your patients when they ask you questions about the law.

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For a more detailed sitemap click here.