After a year of intense debate and nearly a century of trying, President Obama signed into law a bill guaranteeing that all Americans have access to quality and affordable health care for the first time in our country’s history. But our job in government is not over. As the President reminded us, we also have a solemn responsibility to make sure these changes are implemented carefully and effectively. We have an equal responsibility to make sure you know what changes are coming and how to take advantage of these new benefits.
To help you better understand the new health reform law, we are holding a live online Q&A session tomorrow evening, Wednesday March 31st, at 7:00 PM EDT at HealthReform.gov.
Yet rather than try and guess what questions you have for us, we wanted to give you the opportunity to ask us directly. So we are opening up the conversation to you.
Email your questions in advance to Healthreform@hhs.gov. We will try our best to answer all of your questions. What we cannot get to tomorrow, we will address on our website afterwards.
We understand that the new legislation is comprehensive and complicated.
- Did you know that many small businesses qualify now for tax credits that will help them afford coverage for their workers? Find out what reform means for small businesses.
- Are you a senior worried about hitting the prescription drug donut hole? You may be entitled to a rebate check this year.
- Do you have a child with a pre-existing condition or about to graduate from college? Get the details about how health reform helps our Nation’s kids.
Think about what questions you might have about how health reform will affect your family or business, and email them to Healthreform@hhs.gov.
Then join me and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, at HealthReform.gov at 7:00 pm EDT tomorrow night for this online conversation.
The work to fix our broken health care system has begun, and we want to make sure you’re informed every step of the way. It is very important to us that you know what changes are coming and how to take advantage of these new benefits.
Karen Mills is the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration