5 Ways that Seniors Benefit from the Affordable Care Act


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Medicare Benefits Will Stay the Same
You'll still be able to see your favorite doctor under the new legislation.
You'll still be able to see your favorite doctor under the new legislation.
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The Medicare benefits that you receive will stay exactly the same. Nothing will be reduced or taken away. You will still be able to choose your own doctor or see your current doctors. This standard goes for those who are on the original Medicare plan, as well as those who have Medicare Advantage. The funding for Medicare Advantage will change, but in a way that benefits everyone on Medicare. The government has to pay extra money for people on Medicare Advantage -- more than $1,000 per person, on average -- but these extra funds don't go toward extra care. Instead, it's like a subsidy for the insurance companies. The new law cuts these additional payments, which will save money for all Medicare participants. Regardless of the cuts, those enrolled in Medicare Advantage will receive the same benefits they currently do.