Tuesday, November 24, 2009

How Oklahomans Will Benefit from Health Care Reform

HHS has released information on the effect that proposed healthcare legislation will have on Oklahoma:

• 639,000 residents who do not currently have insurance and 142,000 residents who have nongroup insurance could get affordable coverage through the health insurance exchange.

• 319,000 residents could qualify for premium tax credits to help them purchase health coverage.

• 575,000 seniors would receive free preventive services.

• 102,000 seniors would have their brand-name drug costs in the Medicare Part D “doughnut hole” halved.

• 45,600 small businesses could be helped by a small business tax credit to make premiums more affordable.
These look like good reasons to support the legislation.

3 comments:

Tauratinzwe said...

What about the death panels?
What about the higher taxes?
What about the loss of jobs?
What about the inability to choose your own doctor?

What about all the lies above that people are believing? How can we be so stupid?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm sold.

Craig said...

How many will become terminally ill, fail to receive proper care or die in the 2 years before this bill that must be passed now goes into effect. Oh but making the 10 year cost projections look good is more important than actually covering folks.