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Health Care Reform
The health care reform legislation, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act, passed in March 2010, provides many benefits for older Americans, including a gradual elimination of the Medicare prescription drug benefit donut hole and common preventative care provided free of charge to Medicare beneficiaries.
How Health Care Reform Affects Older Americans
Scams and Fraud Alerts
Unfortunately, some scam artists have attempted to capitalize on the new law by setting up 1-800 numbers or going door-to-door selling fraudulent insurance policies. They falsely claim there's a limited open-enrollment period to obtain new Medicare services that, in fact, will be automatically available to beneficiaries.
Anti-Fraud Provisions Strengthened by Health Care Reform
Home Health Care Changes