Singleton: NJ One Step Closer to Goal of Making Quality Health Care Affordable for Every Resident and Business

Assemblyman Troy Singleton (D-Burlington) had the following published Sunday in The Gloucester County Times:

“Friday marked the two-year anniversary of President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. While some of the components of the law will not be fully effective until 2014, the ramifications are already being felt around the country.

Anyone questioning the success of the Affordable Care Act need only ask:

  • The college student or the recent college graduate struggling to find full-time employment with benefits, who is now allowed to be covered under their parents insurance until age 26.
  • The working mom with breast cancer who previously would not have been able to change health care providers because of her “pre-existing condition.”
  • Senior citizens who are now saving hundreds of dollars on prescription drugs and receiving access to free life-saving tests for chronic diseases.

These are just some of the many benefits that have already been enacted under the landmark legislation. Over the next two years, a key provision of the law will have a sizable impact on health care access in this country…”

To read the full column, please visit: http://www.nj.com/gloucester/voices/index.ssf/2012/03/obamas_health_care_law_works_a.html