Depending on where you live will depend on whether you get to benefit from the Affordable Care Act. As of October 1st, the Affordable Care Act or as some like to call it Obamacare will go into effect. Not all states are created equal though. Check to see where you are and see if you will see an increase in your available health care options and for if you’re like me, working in the healthcare field, an increase in pay. Yes, you read that right. If you work for a non profit agency in the social services field, you are very likely to get an increase in pay. Since companies won’t be paying premium dollars for its employee health care coverage the money has to trickle down to its employee’s. This does not hold true for For Profit companies. So look to see where you live and where you work to get a glimpse into the future and maybe worry just a little bit less. Maybe.
(Map won’t embed in post for some reason. Here is the link: http://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefing/2012/11/09/MedicaidMap#lightbox/1/ )