At a time when many Americans are confused about the healthcare overhaul law, a coalition of groups representing doctors, nurses, pharmacists and consumers has launched a website to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act. The new website - HealthCareandYou.org
- doesn't delve into the politics behind the law, but spells out what the law means to consumers, depending on the state they live in and their age. The website also provides a timeline, telling consumers when different parts of the law go into effect.
The coalition includes AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Nurses Association, the Catholic Health Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association.
In a survey released last week, 22 percent of Americans incorrectly believed that the health-care overhaul law had been repealed - and another 26 percent said they weren't sure. "There's a lot of confusion about what the law involves, there's confusion about whether the law is actually in effect and a lot of confusion about the politics of it, what's going on in Congress and what's going on in the courts," said Dr. Cecil Wilson, president of the AMA. (Orlando Sentinel