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Seniors helped with ACA ruling

Posted by RHHAdmin on Jun 29, 2012 8:15:00 AM

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) upheld by the Supreme Court yesterday, organizations are speaking up as to how the ruling benefits seniors.

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) suggests that the decision will have positive repercussions for today's seniors, as many older Americans who may not have otherwise been able to afford healthcare will have the opportunity for coverage.

"It will also ensure that seniors across the country will continue to enjoy much-needed benefits like lower prescription drug costs, annual wellness and prevention visits, improved chronic care and alternatives to nursing home care, as well extending the Medicare Trust Fund by eight years," said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA.

Through the provisions of Medicare, seniors who need assistance may be able to receive home health care. According to Medicare's website, seniors who need nursing care, physical therapy, speech pathology or occupational therapy services may be able to have them covered under Medicare. Additionally, seniors who qualify must be homebound and a doctor must certify the patient's condition as such.

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