Kentucky Health Plans - Best Resources For Understanding the Health Care Reform Bill

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Kentucky Health Plans - Best Resources For Understanding
the Health Care Reform Bill

If you currently have a Kentucky health plans, here is some information that may help
you understand the health care reform bill. The Washington Post provides an excellent,
helpful list of sites that detail what the health care reform bill means and what you can
expect to happen over the next several years. We are already hard at work making sure
that the regulations implementing the law are crafted wisely and with input from all
affected individuals and organizations. We're taking all points of view seriously as we
continue to work with the nation's leaders to implement the law.
Here's the WaPo links list:
* The Kaiser Family Foundation Web site has a lot of thorough
information. To get started, under "New & Noteworthy," click on "summary of
the law" for a good synopsis, and on "timeline" to see when various provisions of
the law are scheduled to kick in.
* Families USA is a nonprofit advocacy organization for health-
care consumers. Click on the link to "Health Reform Central" to see just about
everything you need to know about the new law. To get a recap of the major
changes, click on the link that begins "Help is on the way" on the homepage.
* Click on "Health Care Reform" to see a timeline
that's less descriptive than Kaiser's, but easier to grasp visually. The site belongs
to an online insurance broker; if you're looking for health insurance, be sure to
shop around other sites and brokers.
* This is straight from the
Obama administration. Keep in mind, it helped write the law. Tune out the
superlatives and compare the information with the facts from advocacy groups
such as Medicare Rights Center.
* From Consumer Reports, a range of useful
information. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on "Health-care reform."
* From a Web site where borrowers hunt for low mortgage rates and
savers look for high-interest CDs, there's a summary with a good focus on costs.
Type "reform" into the search box, and click on "What's in it for you."
* The March of Dimes summarizes key new provisions for
women and children. Click on "In the news."
* The Medicare Rights Center summarizes key new provisions
for seniors; click on the big bos that says 'learn more about health reform and
If you are still not clear how this may affect you or your family's Kentucky health plans,
please contact One Source Benefits' website: or call
Toll Free: 877-549-1212.