Now that the health care reform bill has become the law of the land, millions of Americans will need help figuring out exactly how the new system will work and how it might affect their lives.
This guide will teach people how the new health care exchanges are supposed to work. In an easy, conversational manner, David Nather makes a complicated system easier to understand by answering all your questions. Such as:.
*How to apply for help in paying for insurance?*Will your healthcare change if you work for a big company or a small company?*How will the legislation affect you if you receive individual insurance, if you're uninsured, or if you areon Medicare?*What new protections are you supposed to get from the worst health insurance practices?*Why did Congress decided everyone should be required to get health insurance?
For people who aren’t lawyers or policy wonks, but simply want to make sense of what to expect in their own lives, this book will be a must-read.
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"The book sets a gold standard for those that will follow ... Daschle really, really knows his stuff—both the substance of health policy and the politics of Congress and the country." --Health Affairs
David Nather is a writer in the Washington, D.C. area with 15 years of experience covering Congress and translating its work into plain English. He has had a running focus on health care and social policy, and has covered the politics of Congress and the White House as a senior writer for Congressional Quarterly, one of the most respected sources of news and analysis about Capitol Hill. He also spent five years covering health care policy in Congress for the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., including the balanced-budget fights of the mid-1990s, the creation of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the debates over patients’ rights.