Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How Will Health Care Bill Affect Us NOW?

Click here to read CNN's article on the newly passed health care bill that President Obama will sign into law on Tuesday.

Basically the items that will go into effect immediatly are:
  • No more annual or lifetime caps. This will mostly affect patients with serious illnesses who face staggaring bills, as health insurance companies will not be allowed to place a cap on how much they will cover.
  • Help for the uninsured with pre-existing conditions. 
  • Coverage for older children (college students, this means YOU). Insurers will be required to provide coverage options for non dependent children up to the age of 26. This will help recent graduates as well as young adults who are between jobs and uninsured. 
  • A drug discount for seniors 
Click the link to read more, and also find out what will go into effect in 2014.

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