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The Affordable Care Act is working to transform our health care system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that focuses on health, wellness, and prevention.
As a result of the Affordable Care Act, 550 local small businesses have received tax credits to help maintain or expand health care coverage for their employees.
Nearly 10,000 young adults on the Central Coast now have health insurance, thanks to a provision in the law that requires insurance companies to allow young people to remain on their parents’ plan until they reach age 26.
"Health Care Reform marks a tremendous victory for women’s health and equality, and ensures that women will have access to the health care they need, when they need it."
6,200 local seniors have received discounts on brand-name prescription drugs for a total savings of $3.8 million, and 59,000 local seniors received preventive care without a co-pays or additional out-of-pocket costs.
The Head Start program in Santa Barbara County serves over 1,300 families at 36 sites; it focuses on helping preschoolers develop early reading and math skills and promotes school readiness.
"I’m pleased the Senate rejected this outrageous effort to dismantle health care coverage for all Americans.”