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Important Information about the Protections and Benefits in the Affordable Care Act take effect today, pass it on.

092310 Letter to Members of Congress.pdf

Complements of the Office of Rosa De Lauro attached please find a letter from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighting the important protections and benefits in the Affordable Care Act that take effect today, September 23, 2010, on the law’s six-month anniversary. Secretary Sebelius has also provided a snapshot of what has been accomplished since passage of the Affordable Care Act.

For ease of reference, below are the links to the materials referenced in the letter:

· Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan: Download brochures and posters on this program at http://www.HealthCare.gov/center/brochures/index.html. Help your constituents find out where to go to take advantage of this important new program.

· Early Retiree Reinsurance Program: Already, more than 2,700 businesses, unions, non-profits, and State and local governments have been accepted into this program, representing every state in the nation. Find out how the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program is helping businesses and early retirees in your state at http://www.HealthCare.gov/news/factsheets/early_retiree_reinsurance_program.html

· CuidadoDeSalud.gov: All the information on the Affordable Care Act and through the health insurance finder is now available in Spanish at www.CuidadoDeSalud.gov.

· Health Insurance Finder Widget: Available in both English and Spanish to post to your website, this widget lets consumers answer two questions to start finding health insurance options available to them. Download the widget at http://www.HealthCare.gov/stay_connected.html.

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