Yarmuth Praises High Court ACA Ruling
- 5,800 young adults in the district now have health insurance.
- 11,900 seniors in the district received prescription drug discounts worth $7.2 million, an average discount of $610 per senior.
- 84,000 seniors in the district received Medicare preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles.
- 32,000 children and 130,000 adults now have health insurance that covers preventive services without paying any co-pays, coinsurance, or deductibles.
- 530 small businesses in the district received tax credits to help maintain or expand health care coverage for their employees.
- $1.1 million in public health grants have been given to community health centers, hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers in the district to improve the community’s health.
- 9,000 to 40,000 children with pre-existing health conditions can no longer be denied coverage by health insurers.
- 54 million Americans in private planshave received one or more free preventive services.
- In addition, in 2011, 32.5 million seniors received one or more free preventive services. So far in 2012, 14 million seniors have already received these services.
- 105 million Americans no longer have a lifetime limiton their coverage.
- Up to 17 million children with pre-existing conditionscan no longer be denied coverage by insurers.
- 6.6 million young adultsup to age 26 have taken advantage of the law to obtain health insurance through their parents’ plan, of whom 3.1 million would be uninsured without this coverage.
- 5.1 million seniorsin the ‘donut hole’ have saved $3.2 billion on their prescription drugs, an average of $635 per senior.
- In 2011, 2.3 million seniorshad a free Annual Wellness Visit under Medicare. So far in 2012, 1.1 million seniors have already had this free visit.
- In 2011, 360,000 small employers used the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit to help them afford health insurance for 2 million workers.