The Affordable Care Act contains many provisions that strengthen the Medicare program. However, polling data recently released by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), a nonprofit service and advocacy organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older Americans, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, reveal that many seniors are still confused by the new law, including the provisions that directly relate to Medicare and senior health.
To provide further information about the benefits of the health care law and seniors, the NCOA launched a new educational campaign to help seniors understand what is in the new law and how it will affect them. The Straight Talk for Seniors on Health Reform campaign provides fact sheets and other resources about seniors and health reform. The campaign can be found at: