How does Health Care Reform affect my Medicare coverage?
Your Medicare coverage is not affected by Health Care Reform (also called the Affordable Care Act). The Health Insurance Marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act doesn’t apply to Medicare, so you don’t have to get a Marketplace plan.
- If you’re already enrolled in a Medicare plan, whether through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, you should keep your plan. The Affordable Care Act requirements only pertain to people under 65.
- Certain preventive services, like mammograms or colonoscopies, are now covered without charging you for the Part B coinsurance or deductible. You can also get a discount on brand-name drugs if you’re in the donut hole.
- The Affordable Care Act is not slashing Medicare Advantage benefits. Since 2010, benefits have remained stable and enrollment actually grew 30% between 2010 to 20131.
- If you're new to Medicare, you can enroll in a plan with AmeriHealth Medicare.