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Continued: Enrollment in state exchanges under health overhaul confuses Medicare beneficiaries

  • Article by: KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press
  • Last update: September 12, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Senior groups are also devoting resources to educating the 50- to 65-year-old group who are next in line for Medicare, a segment that could be greatly affected by the health reform. Under the new law, insurers will have to offer more benefits in some cases and are restricted in how much they can charge older, sicker people. They're also banned from turning away those with pre-existing conditions.

Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, said many people nearing retirement age stand to benefit the most by the health care reform.

"They're the ones most likely to have pre-existing conditions, most likely to be charged more because of their age and medical condition and very likely to be an early retiree," he said.

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