There was a lot of discussion about the size and complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act when President Obama signed it in 2010. The Act puts in place strong consumer protections, provides new coverage options and gives you the tools you need to make informed choices about your health
The Supreme Court has now upheld much of the act's constitutionality. Hence it is a good time to review the key provisions and their implementation timing.
Below are the key elements of the Act:
1) Lifetime coverage limits. Insurance companies can no longer impose such limits.
2) Annual insurance cap is sharply limited and eliminated entirely in 2014.
3) Pre-existing conditions exclusion
4) End of "rescissions." You cannot be dropped when you get sick.
5) Young Adult Coverage Can remain on parents' insurance until they are 26.
6) Seniors’ Coverage
7) Rebates from Insurers. If their administrative cost ratio is too high.
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