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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2011) — To enhance its ongoing effort to provide clarity on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has developed a brief, educational video to address frequently asked questions from consumers.

The eight-minute video features Sandy Praeger, Chair of the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee and Kansas Insurance Commissioner, and Monica J. Lindeen, Vice Chair of the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee and Montana Insurance Commissioner. In addition to addressing important implementation dates, the video discusses specific concerns regarding the uninsured, senior citizens and the self-employed. Subjects covered by the video include:

  • Individual and employer mandates
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Health care exchanges
  • Preventive care measures
  • Medicare

“We hope consumers and organizations will find this educational video useful as we outline the realities of the health care law,” said Praeger. “Our goal is to provide unbiased and factual information to convey the real impact on individuals, families and business owners.”

“This video is just one more way state regulators are working to provide reliable facts to consumers,” said Lindeen. “This video will augment other resources we have made available to the public, such as the health care implementation chart and the more comprehensive FAQ section on the NAIC website.” 

Click HERE to view the video.

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