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EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 AM ET, SATURDAY, May 8, 2010
ADDRESS: President Obama Praises the Benefits and Successes of
Health Reform Already in Effect
– In his weekly address, President Barack Obama
highlighted the ways in which health reform is already holding
insurance companies more accountable and giving consumers more
control. Implementing everything in the new law will not
happen overnight. But already, consumers are getting a
break from unfair rate hikes and insurance companies will no
longer drop coverage for people when the get sick. Four
million small businesses have been notified that they could be
eligible for a health care tax cut this year. Retirees
will soon receive help if they fall into the prescription drug
“donut hole.” And, young adults will be able to stay
on their parents’ plan until they are 26 years old.
It has now
been a little over a month since I signed health insurance
reform into law. And while it will take some time to fully
implement this law, reform is already delivering real benefits
to millions of Americans. Already, we are seeing a health
care system that holds insurance companies more accountable and
gives consumers more control.
ago, four million small business owners and organizations found
a postcard in their mailbox informing them that they could be
eligible for a health care tax cut this year – a tax cut
potentially worth tens of thousands of dollars; a tax cut that
will help millions provide coverage to their employees.
June, businesses will get even more relief for providing
coverage to retirees who are not yet eligible for
Medicare. And a little over a month from now, on June 15th,
senior citizens who fall into the prescription drug coverage gap
known as the “donut hole” will start receiving a $250 rebate
to help them afford their medication.
providing real, tangible benefits to the American people, the
new health care law has also begun to end the worst practices of
insurance companies. For too long, we have been held
hostage to an insurance industry that jacks up premiums and
drops coverage as they please. But those days are finally
coming to an end.
administration demanded that Anthem Blue Cross justify a 39%
premium increase on Californians, the company admitted the error
and backed off its plan. And this week, our Secretary of
Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, wrote a letter to
all states urging them to investigate other rate hikes and stop
insurance companies from gaming the system. To help states
achieve this goal, we’ve set up a new Office of Consumer
Information and Insurance Oversight, and will provide grants to
states with the best oversight programs.
In the next
month, we’ll also be putting in place a new patients’ bill
of rights. It will provide simple and clear information to
consumers about their choices and their rights. It will
set up an appeals process to enforce those rights. And it
will prohibit insurance companies from limiting a patients’
access to their preferred primary care provider, ob-gyn, or
emergency room care.
holding insurance companies accountable in other ways, as
well. As of September, the new health care law prohibits
insurance companies from dropping people’s coverage when they
get sick and need it most. But when we found out that an
insurance company was systematically dropping the coverage of
women diagnosed with breast cancer, my administration called on
them to end this practice immediately. Two weeks ago, the
entire insurance industry announced that it would comply with
the new law early and stop the perverse practice of dropping
people’s coverage when they get sick.
we’ll also be announcing the new rule that allows young adults
without insurance to stay on their parents’ plan until
they’re 26 years old. Even though insurance companies
have until September to comply with this rule, we’ve asked
them to do so immediately to avoid coverage gaps for new college
graduates and other young adults. This also makes good
business sense for insurance companies, and we’re pleased that
most have agreed. Now we need employers to do the same,
and we’re willing to work with them to make this transition
possible. These changes mean that starting this spring,
when young adults graduate from college, many who do not have
health care coverage will be able to stay on their parents’
insurance for a few more years. And you can check healthreform.gov
to find a list of all the insurance carriers who have agreed to
participate right away.
before that implementing health insurance reform won’t happen
overnight, and it will require some tweaks and changes along the
way. Ultimately, we’ll have a system that provides more
control for consumers, more accountability for insurance
companies, and more affordable choices for uninsured
Americans. But already, we are seeing how reform is
improving the lives of millions of Americans. Already, we
are watching small businesses learn that they will soon pay less
for health care. We are seeing retirees realize they’ll
be able to keep their coverage and seniors realize they’ll be
able to afford their prescriptions. We’re seeing
consumers get a break from unfair rate hikes, patients get the
care they need when they need it, and young adults get the
security of knowing they can start off life with one less cost
to worry about. At long last, this is what health care
reform is achieving. This is what change looks like.
And this is the promise we will keep as we continue to make this
law a reality in the months and years to come.
March 23rd, 2010, the President signed health reform
into law, completing a task worked on by seven
Presidents before him. He referenced many people had met
who had struggled with health care bills and insurance,
including his mother, as his motivations for signing the
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