Numbers To Know – The Affordable Care Act At Two Years

On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. In the nearly two years since, Americans are already seeing lower costs & better coverage:

86 million Americans, including both seniors in Medicare and Americans under age 65 in private plans, have received one or more free preventive services, such as check-ups and cancer screenings.

105 million Americans have had a lifetime limit on their coverage eliminated.

Up to 17 million children who have pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied coverage by insurers.

2.5 million additional young adults up to age 26 now have health insurance.

5.1 million seniors in the ‘donut hole’ have received savings on their prescription drugs.

$3.2 billion is the amount that seniors in the ‘donut hole’ have saved on their prescription drugs, or an average of $635 per senior.

2.3 million seniors have taken advantage of a free Annual Wellness Visit under Medicare.

360,000 small employers have used the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit to help them afford health insurance for 2 million workers in 2011.