The Benefits of Health Care Reform, District-by-District

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The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has prepared for all 435 congressional districts a report that details “the impact of the legislation on families, small businesses, seniors in Medicare, health care providers, and the uninsured.”

Click the name of your member of Congress below to get a report for your district (opens PDF file):

For example, let’s take the report for Heath Shuler’s district:

There are 209,000 households that could qualify for substantial tax credits ($5,800 for a family of four making $50,000 a year) when they buy insurance under the new health insurance exchange created by this bill.

There are 14,500 individuals without insurance in Shuler’s district who have pre-existing conditions like heart disease, breast cancer, diabetes who can no longer be denied coverage because of this bill.

There are 147,000 Medicare beneficiaries in Shuler’s district who will benefit from free preventive and wellness care, improving primary and coordinated care, and enhancing nursing home care provided in this bill. 12,000 beneficiaries in his district enter the Medicare Part D ‘donut hole’ each year. A typical beneficiary who enters the donut hole will see savings of over $700 in 2011 and over $3,000 by 2020.

There are 17,200 small businesses in Shuler’s district that could qualify for tax credits of up to 50% of the costs of providing health insurance to their employees and 18,300 small businesses that will be able to enter the insurance exchange, increasing their bargaining power with insurance companies.

There are 78,000 residents in Shuler’s district who currently do not have health insurance and will receive coverage under this bill.

There are 12 community health centers in the district that provide health care to the poor and medically underserved. These centers will receive $15.6 million in new assistance because of this legislation.

Take a look at the report for where you live, then call your representative at 1-877-3-AFLCIO, and tell him or her to pass the health care reform bill.