US Health Care Reform will affect EB-5 permanent residents

To understand better what it means for you, please see this pamphlet by Consumer Reports:  Health Reform:  Seven Things You Need To Know.

You can find a lot of information about the new Obama Care package from our Useful Links page.  On the 1st of January 2014 most Americans and persons with LPR status (all EB-5 visa holders are LPRs; that is,  they have Legal Permanent Residency) must take out health insurance.

From October 2013 health insurance ”Marketplaces” or “Exchanges” will be available online for individuals, families, or small business owners.  In these Marketplaces/Exchanges you will be able to compare insurance packages.

Health insurance companies will no longer be able to discriminate against the older people or those who have chronic health problems and the cost of insurance should no longer be prohibitive.

Consumer Reports is an independent product testing agency, like Which? in the UK.  The good thing about Consumer Reports is that they will continue investigating the new Health Reforms and keep their website updated with important news.