Monday, March 19, 2012

Opportunity to ask questions about the ACA/share your story

As we have done in the past, Family Voices Indiana plans to share how the Affordable Care Act has had a positive effect on the lives of families raising children with special health care needs. We’re seeking stories from Hoosier families to share in March, the anniversary of the ACA. We have been featuring information about health care reform each month on our blog.


If you would like to share your story, please send it to us before Friday at jen@fvindiana.org or leave it on our voice mail at 317 944 8982 and we'll transcribe it.


On Friday, March 23rd at 2:00 p.m. EDT, Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, will answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act.

Do you have a question about what the law means for you and your family? Here's how you can join:

  • Ask your question on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat
  • White House officials answers your questions from the @WHLive accounthttps://twitter.com/whlive
  • Follow the Q&A through the @WHLive Twitter account and the hashtag #WHChat
  • If you miss the live event, the full session will be posted on WhiteHouse.gov and Storify.com/WhiteHouse http://Storify.com/WhiteHouse

Introducing My Care by Dori Salcido, HHS

Every day, we hear stories of hard-working people struggling with the old health care system, like being denied care when they need it most or making choices between buying groceries and filling their prescription drugs. The good news is that things are changing because of the health care law, the Affordable Care Act.

For Steven, the law helped him get coverage under his parents’ health plan, which helped him fight cancer and finish college. And it gave Steven’s mom greater peace of mind that her son was getting the care he needed to be healthy and live the life of an active 23 year-old. Helen, a Senior in the “donut hole” coverage gap, got help with her prescription drug costs and can now get preventive health screenings without breaking the bank.

These are just a few examples of how everyday Americans are no longer at the mercy of insurance companies; these are our friends and neighbors. Thanks to “Steven-Care,” many young adults can get covered under their parents’ health plans, and thanks to “Helen-Care,” Seniors are getting help paying for prescription drugs.

To help explain what different parts of the health law mean for people, like Steven and Helen, we are launching “MyCare” – featuring new videos about people from across the country who have been affected by the law.

You can find the videos at Healthcare.gov/mycare.

After watching each video, we encourage you to share your story – in your own words or images – about how parts of the law may have helped you. Post your story on twitter with the hashtag #MyCare, or share your story atFacebook.com/HealthCareGov.


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