SPOTLIGHT: Reform will help baby boomers

The nation's Baby Boomer generation will benefit greatly from the implementation of healthcare reform, concludes a new report by the Commonwealth Fund. Of the 8.9 million people between the ages of 50 and 64 who currently lack insurance, 6.8 million may gain coverage through the implementation of insurance exchanges in 2014 and the expansion of the Medicaid program, according to the report. "A loss of employer health benefits can be devastating to men and women in this age group since their older age and higher rates of chronic health problems places them at risk of facing exorbitant premiums, having a condition excluded from their coverage, or being denied insurance altogether if they try to buy it on their own," said Commonwealth Fund Vice President and lead author Sara Collins. "The Affordable Care Act will change all of that." Report

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