Helping you understand health care changes
Since it became a law more than three years ago, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act, has spurred a wide range of reaction, from glowing praise to harsh criticism.
More recently, reports of glitches and oversights have threatened to mar the law and its mission of ensuring that all Americans have affordable health care coverage. And there has been widespread confusion about the law, its programs, and enrollment, among other issues.
The South Bend Tribune and Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center are helping clear the confusion. We have partnered to produce a special section to help you understand the Affordable Care Act and what it means for you. We want to cut through the clutter.
This guide provides not only context and background, but also explains what you need to do, key deadlines, and where to go for help. The stakes are critical, as the Affordable Care Act affects millions of people.SJRMC is working hard to reach out to the public, educate patients and consumers, and provide information that not only eases confusion but also reminds the public that patient protection is just as important as affordability.
The Tribune, meanwhile, sees coverage of this law as part of its mission to provide the public with vital, relevant news.The Affordable Care Act affects all segments of our community. And we know it is changing the face of health insurance in America, with an ocean of new and often confusing details. We hope this section arms you with the information you need to navigate those waters.
Click here to read this special publication.