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The AARP has a new website to help consumers navigate the Marketplace health insurance exchange (coming soon!). In addition to its general information website at HealthLawFacts.org, a New AARP website answers questions about health care law:
AARP has announced new resources available to all Americans looking for
facts about the Affordable Care Act including a new online tool at http://healthlawanswers.aarp.org/?cmp=RDRCT-HLA_JUN13_013
These resources are a part of AARP’s ongoing nationwide effort to
educate Americans about the health care law and what it means for
individuals – whether they have health coverage or not – by providing
simple, clear-language information about the law and resources for
families to understand what the law means for them and how to access new
The new tool – HealthLawAnswers.org – is a quick and easy way to get
customized information based on where you live, gender, your family
size, income and insurance status. Answering just seven simple questions
generates a report about what benefits may be available to you and your
family and where to find more information. The tool is also available
in Spanish – MiLeyDeSalud.org.
For example, if someone is currently without health coverage the tool
will let them know how the health insurance marketplace will work,
provide resources about things to consider when shopping for coverage
and then connect the individual with the health insurance marketplace in
their state. The tool is available in English and in Spanish and
reports can easily be translated between the two. Individuals can also
download their report, email it or save it, making it a great tool for
family caregivers who may be looking to provide information to a loved
“We know there is a lot of information out there about the health
care law and AARP is here to help people cut through the clutter,” said
Nicole Duritz, Vice President AARP Health Education and Outreach.
“That’s why we created HealthLawAnswers.org. Now in a few easy steps
anyone can get a free, customized report connecting them to local
resources and information that matters to individuals and their
AARP’s suite of resources includes information for those who are
currently insured, those without health coverage or fear of losing it
and people with Medicare.
Beyond these new resources, AARP is collaborating with a number of
organizations to reach people where they live, including outreach in
Hispanic communities with the Hispanic Federation, National Council of
La Raza, Esperanza and the League of United Latin American Citizens. And
our state offices across the country are engaged in on the ground
efforts to educate consumers about the law and providing information on
local resources and places to ask for help with enrollment.
“Americans are looking for answers and information that matters to them and AARP is here to help,” concluded Duritz.