Update: President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in to law March 23, 2010, giving hard working families the security they deserve by holding insurance companies accountable, lowering health care costs, giving Americans more freedom and control in their health care choices, and improving their quality of care.

No bill puts off care for the disabled for "further study"

Linda Douglass of the White House Office of Health Reform answers a question from outside the recent town hall in New Hampshire on why a specific section of the House legislation (“section 1177”) puts off care for the disable pending "further study." This is a myth: for the disabled or their families, they can keep whatever care and coverage they currently have, but they will have additional options through Medicare for other voluntary programs. To the contrary, reform will make insurance more affordable, provide more options, and eliminate discrimination in purchasing health insurance so families won't be turned down if a parent or child has a pre-existing disability or other health condition.