Seniors Talk “Obamacare” on Newly Released TV Spots

South Florida Seniors Come Together to Educate the Public on How Health Reform Has Improved Their Lives

Press Release: October 9, 2012
Contact: Leah Barber-Heinz
850-294-6087
leahb@floridachain.org


South Florida –
It is a familiar scene in South Florida – several older women sitting around the kitchen table talking about their lives, their grandchildren and, in this case, their health care. The stories they are telling are true and come from their own life experience. Today, Florida CHAIN released the first in a series of non-political television spots, which are airing on Comcast cable and will run for four weeks. Click here to view the first television spot in the series.

“My friends and I are so thrilled to be part of this important effort to dispel the myths! There are so many misperceptions out there about Obamacare when in reality, it is making all the difference for seniors who have increasing health care needs,” said Toni Rosenberg, grandmother and Medicare recipient from Boca Raton.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), enacted in 2010, makes many changes to strengthen Medicare and provide better benefits to seniors, while slowing cost growth. As a result of the ACA, people on Medicare in Florida have saved $260.6 million on prescription drugs since the law’s inception. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data showing that in the first half of 2012, 70,947 with Medicare in Florida saved a total of $45 million on prescription drugs in “donut hole” coverage gap for an average of $634 in savings this year.

“Unfortunately, health reform has become a political wedge when it is really about making sure our families have peace of mind,” said Barbara Magovsky of West Palm Beach, who is currently battling cancer. “We felt a responsibility to inform our local community of friends, neighbors, small business owners and families about the facts Obamacare – it is saving lives and putting money back into our pockets.”

This project was funded by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Implementation Fund. Florida CHAIN is a non-partisan, non-profit (501c3) organization. This information is meant for educational purposes. 

Florida CHAIN is a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting access to quality, affordable health care.

 

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