The Bottom Line: How the Affordable Care Act Helps America's Families
Families USA, October 2011
Over the last two decades, paying health insurance premiums and other health care bills has become increasingly hard for American families. As premiums have gone up each year and the cost of health care has escalated, more and more costs have been shifted to consumers through increases in deductibles and copayments and decreases in covered services. Middle-class and low-income families need relief from escalating health care costs. The Affordable Care Act, when fully implemented, will provide tangible and measurable relief to American families in these important ways.
- The Affordable Care Act will provide direct financial relief to millions of insured American families that struggle to pay health insurance premiums today.
- The Affordable Care Act will help American families who are uninsured today by expanding affordable insurance options
- The Affordable Care Act will slow the growth of underlying health care costs and thus help all Americans