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HEALTHCARE REFORM PASSED

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HEALTH CARE REFORM TIME LINE  2010

IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO INSURANCE FOR UNINSURED INDIVIDUALS WITH A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION.
SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDIT (UP TO 35% OF EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTIONS).
ELIMINATING PRE-EXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS FOR CHILDREN.
PROHIBITING RESCISSIONS (ABUSIVE PRACTICED BY INSURANCE CO)
ELIMINATING LIFETIME LIMITS AND RESTRICTING USE OF ANNUAL LIMITS
COVERING PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES
EXTENDING DEPENDENT COVERAGE (UP TO AGE 26)
BRINGING DOWN THE COST OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. (REPORT TO..)
REDUCING THE COST OF COVERING EARLY RETIREES (55-64 Y/O)
STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND THE PRIMARY CARE WORKFORCE
IMPROVING CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
IMPROVING CONSUMER INFORMATION THROUGH THE WEB
CRACKING DOWN ON HEALTH CARE FRAUD
REBATES FOR THE PART D “DONUT HOLE”
IMPROVING PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTION EFRFORTS
STRENGTHENING THE QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE
EXTENDING PAYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR RURAL PROVIDERS.
ESTABLISHING A PATIENT CENTERED OUTCOMES RESEARCH INSTITUTE
ENSURING MEDICAID FLEXIBILITY FOR STATES
NON-PROFIT HOSPITALS (PERIODIC COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENTS
EXPANDING THE ADOPTION CREDIT AND ADOPTION ASSITANCE PROGRAM
ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN NEW THERAPIES
TAX RELIEF FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITH STATE LOAN REPAYMENT
EXCLUDING FROM INCOME HEALTH BENEFITS PROVIDED BY INDIAN TRIBAL  GOVERNMENTS.
ESTABLISHING A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE COMMISSION
STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE.
SPECIAL DEDUCTION FOR BCBS
INDOOR TANNING SERVICES TAX (10%)

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Mrs. Linda B. Jenkins, Executive Secretary
2675 Washington Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
e-mail: lindabj@itsfast.net