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Study outlines the ACA's effect on Californians

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As seniors age, many are concerned with whether or not they will be able to afford elderly care. According to a new study by the University of California Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the Affordable Care Act will help many residents meet their healthcare needs.

Nine out of 10 Californians under the age of 65 will be enrolled in health insurance programs as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Once the law officially takes effect, between 1.8 and 2.7 million will have coverage who did not have it before.

"If the Affordable Care Act is upheld by the Supreme Court and fully implemented, it will significantly expand access to affordable health coverage," said Ken Jacobs, chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education and the study's lead author. "Based on our simulation, millions of Californians stand to gain, either through insurance they wouldn't otherwise have or from more affordable premiums and increased benefit standards."

Currently, people who are looking into home health care options can get assistance through Medicare if they meet the organization's requirements, such as being homebound.

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