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AARP Unveils a Health Law Guide (In English and Spanish) to Help Clarify New Health Care Laws

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
February 27, 2012

 The Health Law Guide developed by AARP , an online tool to help individuals and families make sense of the health care law, launched publicly on Febrary 23, 2012. Access the Spanish version

 AARP's goal in developing this tool is to give people an easy way to learn about the provisions that fit their personal circumstances, so that they can make informed decisions about their health care choices. Visitors to the tool answer six simple questions and receive a personalized report that:

  • provides information about what is available now and over the next few years when the health care law goes fully into effect;
  • explains benefits and protections such as expanded coverage for preventive care and screenings and protections against insurance cancellations and lifetime limits on health insurance coverage; and
  • describes state specific programs and resources for people who are uninsured or who are having difficulty finding coverage.

AARP's Health Law Guide is designed specifically with the 50-plus audience in mind, and it is the only online tool on the Affordable Care Act that is also available in Spanish. AARP hopes our constituents will benefit from this resource, and invites us all to spread the word about this helpful tool.

Also, join AARP on March 1 at 7:00 p.m. eastern time for a free webinar that provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act and an introduction to the Health Law Guide.