Association to Continue Nationwide Education Effort
Today, AARP announced new resources available to all Americans looking for facts about the Affordable Care Act including a new online tool called Health Law Answers. These resources are a part of AARP's ongoing nationwide effort to educate Americans about the health care law and what it means for individuals – whether they have health coverage or not – by providing simple, clear-language information about the law and resources for families to understand what the law means for them and how to access new available benefits.
The new tool – HealthLawAnswers.org – is a quick and easy way to get customized information based on where you live, gender, your family size, income and insurance status. Answering just seven simple questions generates a report about what benefits may be available to you and your family and where to find more information. The tool is also available in Spanish – MiLeyDeSalud.org.
For example, if someone is currently without health coverage the tool will let them know how the health insurance marketplace will work, provide resources about things to consider when shopping for coverage and then connect the individual with the health insurance marketplace in their state. The tool is available in English and in Spanish and reports can easily be translated between the two. Individuals can also download their report, email it or save it, making it a great tool for family caregivers who may be looking to provide information to a loved one.