Excerpt from The Affordable Care Act: How the Law Helps (and Doesn’t Help) People with Chronic Illnesses. Click here for the full article.
People with chronic illnesses in the United States have suffered greatly under the country’s broken healthcare system which has been in desperate need of reform for decades. Too many people have gone bankrupt trying to cover enormous medical bills; the high cost of prescription drugs means some are forced to choose between paying for food and buying life-saving medicines; health insurance companies, the real “death panels,” have denied life-saving treatments and medications to people with chronic illnesses. (more…)