How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect Your Health Care? –

The U.S. Supreme Court decided to uphold the legality and constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. The decision was a major victory for Pres. Barack Obama, affirming the primary legislative achievement of his administration. Along with the approval comes the realization of how the act will impact our healthcare system. The following are some of the things that you must know about the Affordable Care Act: Coverage for pre-existing conditions – Health insurance providers can no longer deny or limit coverage to policy owners under the age of 19 due to pre-existing conditions. Beginning 2014, this provision will apply to adults as well. Lifetime and annual limits – Prior to the enactment of the law, health insurance companies can set a lifetime dollar limit on benefits. Because of the affordable care act, they can no longer do this on essential health benefits which include
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