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Friday Facts: Making health care affordable

President Obama’s health care law is making health care more affordable for millions of Americans—from offering savings on prescription drugs and preventive care to cracking down on insurance company abuses.

  • Today, your insurance company has to justify any rate hike of 10 percent or more in front of a state or federal rate review program.

  • 54 million Americans received expanded access to free preventive services, like checkups, vaccines, and cancer screenings.

  • Over half of all insurance plans used to put lifetime limits on coverage. Now, 105 million Americans no longer have lifetime caps on their insurance policies.

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