Your Rights Under the New Healthcare Law
It’s been just over a year since President Obama signed the new healthcare law.
This week Healthcare.gov highlighted some of the different benefits you and your family may be eligible for under the new law:
- Most young adults can stay on their parent’s family plan until they turn 26. It doesn’t matter whether you’re married, living with your parents, in school, or financially independent.
- Most health plans cannot deny coverage to children under age 19 because of pre-existing conditions like cancer or cerebral palsy.
- If you have been uninsured because of a pre-existing condition, you may be eligible to join the more than 12,000 Americans insured through the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
- If you are in a new insurance plan, insurance companies cannot charge you a deductible or copays for recommended preventive services, like mammograms, flu shots and other immunizations.
- Insurance companies are prohibited from capping the dollar amount of care you can receive in a lifetime, or canceling your coverage due to a mistake on your application when you get sick.
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