What Exactly Changed Due to the New Health Care Law?
|September 27, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Federal Government, Health, News||
Did you miss it? On September 23, 2010, several of the protections in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the health care reform legislation passed earlier this year, took effect. In the article, Health Law’s 8 New Changes to Insurance — with 7 Caveats, Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News (of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) outlines these new provisions in broad strokes as their impact on each individual may vary based on current coverage.
Some of the changes now applicable include:
- The end to rescission or the cancellation of coverage due to an illness (except in cases of fraud).
- Adult children, up to 26 years old, may be carried on a parent’s health plan.
- Lifetime dollar limits are no longer allowed.
For up-to-the-minute information on healthcare and healthcare reform, including excerpts from the recent GOP plan to replace this legislation, visit the Kaiser Health News website.