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LINK: Health Care Law Helping People In La.

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WASHINGTON - President Obama signed the health care law – the Affordable Care Act – into law in 2010. The Obama administration on Wednesday released the latest data on how the law has helped each state: 

  • Preventive care --including mammograms for women and wellness visits – are available at no charge for everyone on Medicare.
  • 54 million Americans gained better preventive service coverage through their private health insurance plans. 
  • By Aug. 1, 12.8 million Americans will benefit from rebates provided by their insurance company. 
  • 6.6. million young adults were able to sign up for coverage on their parents' plans
  • 5.3 million people with Medicare saved $3.7 billion on their prescription drugs. 

Visit to find a map with links to state-by-state data and facts about how the law is improving our health care system.

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