Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Loss of Children's Vision Care? Now Possible

Many American parents were counting on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to get vision screenings and, possibly, eyewear for their children. That could be out the question as a result of reason court rulings.

"Millions of low- and moderate-income people who signed up for health insurance with the help of federal tax-credit subsidies could find themselves without coverage or facing big premium bills if a destructive decision handed down by a federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday is not reversed," starts an editorial from the New York Times. "It would be a crippling blow to the ability of the Affordable Care Act to reduce the ranks of the uninsured with grievous consequences for vulnerable customers." Read more. How do this affect children? The only Americans eligible for vision care coverage under the ACA are children.

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