District of Columbia

Nia Heard-Garris, Washington

Nia is a medical student at Howard University who recently learned that the Affordable Care Act will make it possible for her to receive coverage on her mother's health insurance policy. Nia had been on her mother’s insurance but was dropped after she graduated from college and got married. As a medical student, she is enthusiastic about the new law, which will make it easier for more Americans to get the care they need.

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Small businesses who may be eligible for tax credits this year:


Number of residents who hit the donut hole last year and could be eligible for rebates if they hit the donut hole this year:


Number of Medicare beneficiaries who will receive free preventive services and other benefits:


Number of people who purchase private insurance and will not have to worry about lifetime limits being placed on coverage:


Number of people who purchase private insurance who are protected from rescissions:


Number of young adults who could have quality affordable coverage through their parents:


Number of employers that have been approved for the early retiree reinsurance program as of August 31:


Number of early retirees who could benefit from the reinsurance program :


Number of new enrollees with Medicaid expansion:


Amount of Federal Spending Support on Medicaid, 2014-2019 (millions of dollars):



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