AARP has put out a comprehensive and user friendly Guide to Health Care Reform that everyone should take a look at. Regardless of what you think about the new health care legislation, the fact is that it will effect you - as an employer, a parent, a student, a worker or a retiree. The reality of the health care legislation is further clouded by hype and various effective dates over the next 10 years.
So grab a cup of coffee, tea or water and skim through the User Guide. Among lots of other useful information, you will find Five Things in the Law That May Surprise You; and answers to questions if you are one of the 45 million Americans currently on Medicare. The Guide is a "Must Read" and I encourage everyone to make time to become informed.
Deirdre R. Wheatley-Liss is a shareholder of the Law Firm of Fein, Such, Kahn & Shepard, P.C., with offices in Parsippany and Toms River, New Jersey. She concentrates her practice in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Business Planning and Tax Law. Deirdre's individual clients range from their 20's to their 80's and beyond, while her business clients range from start-ups with exciting new ideas to 100+ year old business ventures. Clients seek Deirdre's advice and assistance with a variety of planning issues relating to identifying and meeting their personal, family and business goals, whether in a planning or crises situation.